B'Opera
Beautiful Music
for Tiny Ears

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Reviews

“They had a fantastic ability to almost mesmerise the children when they performed”
From a review by Small House Big Trips of our first relaxed concert. Read the full review here.

Facebook Reviews
Easily the best kids' show I've seen.
A fantastic performance today of sing a rainbow the cast were incredibly gifted in the way they engaged with everyone.
What a wonderful and different way to spend a morning with my children.
It was perfect entertainment for both my 3year old and 6months old ‐ which isn't always easy to find!
What a wonderful idea and the ladies acting and singing opera were brilliant. We will definitely be going again.
It was engaging and entertaining, professional and fantastic. My son loved every minute.

Upcoming

B'Opera Classes
The Birmingham Hippodrome

First songs with Zoë at Birmingham Hippodrome.
10:30 - 12:00 every Monday, term time
In these classes we will explore how we can all use rhythm, movement, sound and our singing voices to bring a story to life. Join us in the Hippodrome foyer to start the week with a song!
Suitable for 0 to 4 year olds.
Book tickets here https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/bopera-3/#performances
Booking is advised as the class often sells out.

B'Opera Performances
St George's Church, Edgbaston

Our new show Alice and the Library Tree - A Curious Tale is commissioned by FOLIO (Friends of Libraries) Sutton Coldfield, and supported by Arts Council England. There will be performances at St George's Edgbaston on Friday and Saturday 6th and 7th September 2019 at 10 and 12.30 Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bopera-presents-alice-and-the-library-tree-a-curious-tale-tickets-55083034840

After its sell-out success last year, A Winter Tale returns on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2019 at 10 and 12.30 at St George's Edgbaston. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bopera-presents-a-winter-tale-tickets-59975683885

In true B'Opera style, you will find opera and folksongs interwoven with vocal improvisation and children's songs. You’ll be invited to sing with us to help Grandma Jac remember her stories - she's a little forgetful. We'll get cosy round a fire, ride on horseback, take a stormy sea journey, dance like snowflakes to music from The Nutcracker, and sing together around the piano. You can look forward to music by Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, as well as folksongs and an Urdu lullaby.

Join us as human warmth triumphs over chilly winter through story-telling and song, bringing together young and old, and celebrating the power of community.

Shows last around 40 minutes with time for play afterwards.

What our audiences say:

My 5 month old was completely captivated from start to finish. I will definitely bring my toddler along with me next time she will love it!
We had a great time today! It was perfect entertainment for both my 3 year old and 6 month old - which isn't always easy to find! You're warm, friendly and talented folk - thanks!!
It was engaging and entertaining, professional and fantastic. My son loved every minute of the performance. It was his first time attending and he was captivated. Age 15 months.
My 4 month old loved the music, singing, colours and sensory toys (bubbles/feathers/balloons/silk cloths) that were incorporated into the performance.
Easily the best kids' show I've seen.
For more reviews head to our Facebook page B'Opera

B'Opera Relaxed Concert

Around The World with B'Opera's Zoe and Phil
Friday 12th April 10am - 11:30am at St George's Church, Edgbaston
B'Opera's Relaxed Concert series returns to uplift and inspire you and your little ones as we whisk you off on a journey around the world in song.
Journey with us by air, sea, rail, space and more, as we visit different parts of the world for opera arias, classical songs, folksong, and some audience participation. The whistlestop tour will be followed by nursery rhymes, then playtime and snacks, and not forgetting the free tea and coffee included in the price of your ticket.
Book your tickets here.

My Favourite Things with B'Opera's Jac and Phil
Friday 14th June at St George's Church, Edgbaston
A programme of song about the things we love, followed by nursery rhymes, then playtime and snacks, with free tea and coffee included in the price of your ticket.
Book your tickets here.

B'Opera To You

We tour all of our shows, relaxed concerts and B'Opera sessions. Do get in touch with Zoe at team@bopera.co.uk for more information.

About B'Opera

B'Opera creates beautiful music for tiny ears through interactive performances for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups.

Zoë Challenor

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Founder & Director

Zoë combines a career in singing with a passion for education. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she conducts choirs at Trinity Laban Junior Department in London, and delivers singing workshops and projects for Welsh National Opera.

Jacqueline White

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Founder & Director

Jacqueline is passionate about music making at all ages and stages of life. She combines her performing career with teaching at Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Services for Education and in her home studio, with students from nursery to over 80 years of age!

Phil Ypres-Smith

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Founder & Composer

Phil Ypres-Smith combines a career in children's audiology with composition, arranging, singing, and performing on organ and piano. He is an award-winning music director.