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Birmingham Hippodrome

  • Pelléas and Mélisande

    Debussy

    New Production

    29 May - 13 June

    This is a tragic opera unlike any other, Debussy eschews vocal fireworks to create a strange, dreamlike atmosphere which is hard to escape from.

    Nationwide
    2 Cities

  • I puritani

    Bellini

    New Production

    11 September - 17 November

    Bellini’s English Civil War drama is the most purely entertaining of all bel canto operas. There are vocal fireworks aplenty. But they are never at the cost of character, story and emotional depth.

    Nationwide
    6 Cities

  • Orlando

    Handel

    New Production

    27 September - 18 November

    Messiah, the Water Music, the Music for the Royal Fireworks – these are the works for which Handel is best known today. But he remains one of the giants of opera. Very few composers possess his understanding of the human condition.

    Nationwide
    6 Cities

  • Sweeney Todd

    8 October - 29 November

    Sweeney Todd fills a void with a bloody and blind quest for vengeance. Those who enter his shop get more than a close shave. The unlucky ones ending up in Mrs Lovett’s rather unsavoury pies, proving you are what you eat.

    Nationwide
    7 Cities

  • The Barber of Seville

    Rossini

    New Production

    13 February - 8 April

    he Barber of Seville should be available on the NHS. Upbeat and optimistic, Rossini’s sunniest creation is the perfect pick-me up. Its fantastic slapstick energy is destined to rub off on anyone who sees it.

    Nationwide
    7 Cities

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