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Welcome to Midland Opera



JULY 2015
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street,
Birmingham B16 8AE

Christopher Morley said of our last production in his 'Classical Highlights of 2014'.. 'a heartening Magic Flute from Midland Opera, with Sara Whichelow as a formidable Queen of the Night, and Lorraine Payne a touching, well-phrased Pamina.'
Now for The Thieving Magpie!

magpie audtions

In mid July 2015 the full company will be back at the Crescent theatre to present Rossini’s delightful opera The Thieving Magpie. We are inviting Soloist Auditions for this performance, which will be held on Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2015.
Please note that whilst the company performs in English, the selected audition excerpts may be offered in either Italian or English. You will also be required to sing a bel canto aria of your choice, which MUST be in English. If you do not have your own score, there is a vocal Score of Magpie on IMSLP or other internet sources.

Parts being auditioned are:
Ninetta - Soprano
Giannetto - Tenor
Fabrizio - Bass
Fernando - Bass-Baritone
Podestà - Bass
Lucia - Mezzo-Soprano
Pippo - Contralto
Isacco - Tenor

If you are interested in performing with the company and wish to audition for a solo part then please EMAIL Midland Opera, with your contact details, the part you would like to audition for and a CV. You will then be emailed by the Audition Organiser and forwarded Audition requirements.


If you are interested in joining us for this and other future productions in any other capacity, come along and meet us as we rehearse!
EMAIL to join us and see more information on our Sing with Us! page.


Thanks to the marvellous Centric organisation, Midland Opera now have a new Headquarters, with plenty of space for all of our endeavours. Rehearsals take place each Thursday 7:30 for 8pm-10pm, at Unit 5, The Square, Broad Street Birmingham.
The attached map PDF shows the exact building, and there is a small amount of parking.
unit5, The Square, Broad Street


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9 of our Previous Productions – Click on an icon to download the appropriate programme pdf.
2011 Jack Faust & Sister Angelica 2010 tales_of_hoffmann 2009 Macbeth
2008 Carmen 2007 A Masked Ball 2006 Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci
2005 Eugene Onegin 2004 La Clemenza di Tito 2003 The Medium
...For a full list back to 1946 see the How it all began page.
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