The Belfast Opera

by belfastbuildingstrust in Belfast

We did it
On 1st March 2016 we successfully raised £7,035 with 59 supporters in 42 days

The Belfast Opera is Belfast's people telling Belfast's story. Help us produce a spectacular World Premiere of a stunning new opera.

by belfastbuildingstrust in Belfast

The Belfast Opera is Belfast's people telling Belfast's story. And we want you to help us make it a reality. 

A hugely ambitious project to create and perform a brand new opera from the stories of Belfast's people, The Belfast Opera is inspired by the city's great industrial and commercial heritage. But we want it to tell a story about the city's future. And we want you to help us tell it. 

The memories and hopes of hundreds of Belfast residents have been gathered. Glenn Patterson, the award-winning writer, has shaped these into the opera's libretto, and Neil Martin, the equally award-winning musician, is composing the music. 

It is now over to Belfast's people to rise to the challenge of performing and producing The Belfast Opera in June 2016. 

What do we need and how will we use it? 

We need £12,000 to make it happen.  

That £12,000 will help us deliver the World Premiere performances of The Belfast Opera on June 17th, 18th and 19th, 2016 in the historic and partially regenerated Carlisle Memorial Church. 

It will help create a unique 120-member Community Chorus. With people who have never sung before, seasoned singers, and everyone in between, The Belfast Opera Chorus will be Belfast people singing The Belfast Opera.

It will help create a special Community Creatives team of 50 young people who want to develop new skills. They will work alongside the professional crew to build the set, make the costumes, operate the lights, provide front-of-house support, and help with all of the other technical aspects of making The Belfast Opera a reality. 

It will help pay for the roughly 20 early-career musicians who will play the music. 

£12,000 will help create a new, positive story about Belfast. It will inspire people to try new things. It will build skills amongst the city's young people. It will help produce a spectacular public showcase for Belfast as a confident and ambitious city. Please help us make it happen!  

www.thebelfastopera.com

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Become a Belfast Brick and get your name printed in the programme for the World Premiere of The Belfast Opera in June 2016.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Become a Gorgeous Gothic with your name printed in the programme for the World Premiere of The Belfast and a special guided tour of Carlisle Memorial Church.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Become an Architectural Admiral with your name printed in the programme, a guided tour of Carlisle Memorial Church, and 6 Limited Edition cards featuring Carlisle Memorial Church

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Become an Opera Ornament with your name printed in the programme, a guided tour of Carlisle Memorial Church, 6 Limited Edition cards, and Two Tickets to the opening night performance on June 17th

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Become a Carlisle Cracker with your name printed in the programme, a guided tour of Carlisle Memorial Church, 6 Limited Edition cards, Four Tickets to the opening night performance, and membership of the Friends of BBT for 1 year

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Become a Belfast Benefactor with your name noted in the programme, a guided tour of Carlisle Memorial Church, 6 Limited Edition cards, Ten Tickets to the opening night performance, and membership of the Friends of BBT for 3 years.


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