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.
10:30 - 12:00 every Monday, term time only
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.

B'Opera Performances
St George's Church, Edgbaston

A Winter Tale
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 10am
Jac, Zoë and Phil weave classical music with nursery rhymes and folk song to create a spellbinding, interactive show for your little ones.
Shows last around 40 minutes, with playtime afterwards.
What our audiences say:
“Easily the best kids’ show I’ve seen.”
“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.”
For more reviews head to our Facebook page B'Opera
Book your tickets here

B' Relaxed Concert Series
St George's Church, Edgbaston

Hannah Wollacott Classical Guitarist
Wednesday 19th September 10am11.30am
B'Opera Relaxed Concert Series for grown-ups with little ones continues on Wednesday 19th September, as Hannah Woollacott classical guitarist returns by popular demand! You can look forward to beautiful playing from an accomplished performer, and plenty of opportunities for interaction and joining in!
There will be 35 minutes of music followed by nursery rhymes and playtime for little ones and tea/coffee and cake for grown ups. Tea and coffee are included in the price of your ticket.
You can read an in-depth review of our first relaxed concert here: http://www.smallhousebigtrips.co.uk/bopera-relaxed-concerts-for-grown-ups-with-little-ones-at-st-georges-church-edgbaston/.
Book your tickets here

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.