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

Animal Magic
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 10am
B'Opera return with their eagerly awaited third show Animal Magic, an interactive musical tale for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their grown-ups. Don't forget your listening ears and your singing voices!
Two goddesses celebrate the success of Mission Creation, but they're interrupted by a phone call. They forgot the animals. Rushing to rectify the problem lands them in even deeper hot water as the animals refuse to cooperate. Combining opera and classical music with nursery rhyme mash-ups, folksong and newly composed songs, singers Zoƫ and Jac, and pianist Phil bring you another interactive musical adventure to delight adults and small humans alike.
Book your tickets here

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

Hannah Wollacott Classical Guitarist
Wednesday 20th June 10am-11.30am
B'Opera Relaxed Concert Series for grown-ups with little ones continues on Wednesday 18th July and every third Wednesday of the month going forward.
There will be 35 minutes of music followed by playtime for little ones and tea/coffee and cake for grown ups. Tea and coffee are included in the price of your ticket.
For our July concert we're delighted to welcome virtuoso recorder player Anna Bradburn who combines a career as a recorder player with teaching and being a mum!
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.