Birmingham Opera Company

Born of a passion and a belief that opera can speak directly to all kinds of people, Artistic Director, Graham Vick, set out to create a company that the people of Birmingham – a city of many peoples – could be proud of.

This means creating and staging opera in unpredictable and unusual places close to the streets of the city. It means opening the doors and inviting people in to watch you work and to work with you. This means sharing great art with great people. It’s a different way of making opera.

We don’t have an opera house and we don’t work in conventional theatres. We conjure our theatres out of spaces used for other purposes or maybe just abandoned. A brief period of illumination and then we move on – not tied to bricks and mortar nor tied to having a big organisation. By having only 3 people working full-time from a single office in the Jewellery Quarter we can reinvent the company for each project. This way the company exists to make the art and not the other way round.


If you would like to work with Birmingham Opera Company, please join The Mandy Network to get alerted to future job vacancies.


Members of The Mandy Network who have worked for Birmingham Opera Company

  • Jack Penney
    Jack Penney , Set designer
    • We Come To The River
    • Big Top Tent
  • Spandan Manwatkar
    Spandan Manwatkar , Photographer
    • The Enchanted Pig
  • Ryan Morgan
    Ryan Morgan , Young musician Fast track - Chorus
  • Pakle Yung
    Pakle Yung , Actor
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
    • Tower Ballroom, Edgbaston Reservoir
  • Rebecca Tipton
    Rebecca Tipton , Dresser
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
  • Leanne Fitchett
    Leanne Fitchett , Assistant Costume Supervisor
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
    • The Tower Ballroom
  • Jenny Campbell
    Jenny Campbell , Stage Manager
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
    • Site specific, Birmimgham
  • Pippa Lowen
    Pippa Lowen , Assistant Stage Manager
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
  • Chariya Glasse-Davies
    Chariya Glasse-Davies , Assistant Stage Manager
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
    • The Tower Ballroom, Birmingham, B16 9EE
  • Annette Burnby
    Annette Burnby , Deputy Stage Manager
    • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
    • Birmingham Tower Ballroom
  • Jenny Campbell
    Jenny Campbell , Stage Manager
    • Wake
    • Joseph Ash Warehouse Birmingham
  • Eliza Waters
    Eliza Waters , Assistant Stage Manager
    • Wake
    • B12 Warehouse/Digbeth
  • Jacob Amos
    Jacob Amos , Assistant Stage Manager
    • WAKE
  • Alessio Picco
    Alessio Picco , Deputy Stage Manager
    • "Wake" Giorgio Battistelli
    • Joseph Ash Warehouse Birmingham
  • Lauren Connolly
    Lauren Connolly , Assistant Designer/Draughtsperson
    • WAKE
    • B12 Warehouse, Digbeth
  • Lauren Connolly
    Lauren Connolly , Costume Assistant
    • Drums of War/Soul Searchers
    • Birmingham New Street Station
  • Joel Felles
    Joel Felles , Editor/Camera Operator
    • Birmingham Opera Crowdfunder Campaign
  • Ajay Pall
    Ajay Pall , Sailor
    • Dido N Aeneas
    • Birmingham Ballroom
  • Amy-Marie Field
    Amy-Marie Field , Assistant Stage Manager
    • Dido and Aeneas (#DnA2016)
    • The Ballroom, 51 Dale End, Birmingham
  • Christos Cailleux
    Christos Cailleux , Deputy Stage Manager
    • Dido and Aeneas
    • The Ballroom Club

Birmingham Opera Company Jobs

For details of known Birmingham Opera Company vacancies, please check our jobs board for more information

Alternative Company Names

Birmingham Opera, dir. Graham Vick, Birmingham Opera/London 2012