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Welcome to Midland Opera

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Enjoy singing in the shower?
Fancy yourself as a Flamenco dancer, Spanish gypsy or toreador?

Come and spend a fun Sunday afternoon with Midland Opera chorus!
Join our professional musical director James Longstaffe and director Sarah Helsby Hughes to sing and act some well-known choruses from Bizet's Carmen.

No experience needed.

Sunday 8th July 2.00p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
5 The Square, Ryland St., B15 1AS
Tickets £5 payable on the door. Cake and refreshment sale.
Please e-mail to register your interest



We are looking for young people aged 9 to 16 to join Midland Opera for our production of Carmen in November. You will learn singing technique, develop your acting skills and perform a full-scale opera alongside the Midland Opera chorus and guest soloists.
Please e-mail for more information


A Spring breeze from the Mediterranean has arrived at Midland Opera as we prepare to bring you a warm and vibrant evening of Puccini highlights. James Longstaffe, our fantastic Musical Director, will be at the piano as Nick Sale, Sarah Helsby -Hughes, John Kiefert and Miriam Ridgway join the Midland Opera chorus to bring you an evening of delightful singing, featuring Turandot, Tosca, La Boheme and Madame Butterfly.

We'll be singing at three venues on Fridays in May and June and we do hope you will be able to join us .

Friday May 4th 2018 Six Ways Erdington Baptist Church.
you can e-mail for more information and tickets

Friday June 15th 2018 Weoley Hill United Reformed Church.
you can e-mail for more information and tickets

Friday June 22nd 2018 St Michael's Church Boldmere Sutton Coldfield.
you can e-mail for more information and tickets

All concerts start at 7.30 pm
You can also buy tickets online HERE

Midland Opera's NORMA October 2017

"Inside The Old Rep Theatre there was warmth and magic as the bars of the overture faded and the curtain rose on a brand new production of Bellini’s Bel-Canto masterpiece ‘Norma’, performed by Midland Opera"

"This was a very special night at the theatre."


Once again Sarah Helsby Hughes has delivered in style. Her skilfully crafted production captivated audiences and proved fulfilling for the company. We are so fortunate in benefitting from Sarah's leadership and that of our Musical Director James Longstaffe. Members of the company worked hard to build the set and produce costumes and were thrilled to see the opera come to life with the magnificent and moving singing and acting of our soloists, including Sarah herself, wonderful in the title role. Please see a review here for a flavour of the show.

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If you are interested in joining us for future productions in any 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 Centrik organisation, Midland Opera now have a new Headquarters, with plenty of space for all of our endeavours. Rehearsals take place each Thursday 7:30 to 9:30 pm, 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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Its simple too! Just choose MO as the charity recipient using the link below, and for every purchase made using tGM as your browser (accessing simply hundreds of brand name stores!!) we get pennies from heaven!
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Thank you folks!

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Midland Opera
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13 of our Previous Productions – Click on an icon to download the appropriate programme pdf.
2015 The Thieving Magpie 2014 The Magic Flute 2013 The Elixir of Love
2012 Turandot 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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