B'Opera First Songs
Due to COVID-19 our theatre based first song sessions are currently on hold. We will return to doing these sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.
In these classes, we use rhythm, movement, instrumental sound and our singing voices to bring a story to life. Each session has a different theme which acts as a springboard for little ones to bring their own ideas into the music making. These sessions are relaxed and interactive, so bring your singing voices and maybe your favourite teddy to join in the fun!
Frequently asked questions
Where can I find a B'Opera baby opera?
All of our performances have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, but we very much hope to be back with more interactive musical adventures next year.
When is the next B'Opera Relaxed Concert?
Our next relaxed concert, Teddy Bear's Picnic will be online on Saturday 27th June at 10.30am.
What if my child cries, makes a noise, or crawls or runs around?
We make shows for babies and toddlers - if we expected little people to sit still and stay silent, we would be very disappointed! We have five children aged 6 and under between us. We get it. We want you to feel relaxed and we want you and your children to not be excluded from beautiful live music experiences just because of the season of life you're in right now. As long as you are happy that your child is safe, we are happy for them to experience and access the performances in the way that works for them.
Is there parking at St George's for the relaxed concerts?
You're welcome to park in the car park at the front of the church. Please avoid the numbered spaces at the back as they are rented out to local businesses. There's two hours free parking at Morrisons on Harborne/Hagley Road, six minutes walk away, and plenty of free two hour street parking in the surrounding area. Five Ways train station and Hagley Road/Five Ways buses are all nearby too.
How can I find and attend a B'Opera event?
You have three options:
1) Our weekly First Songs Sessions online, or in non-Covid times, at Birmingham Hippodrome (Mondays) and The Belgrade Theatre Coventry (Fridays)
2) Our Relaxed Concert series online and at St George's Edgbaston
3) Our interactive baby operas
How do I keep in touch with B'Opera?
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How can I attend B'Opera during lockdown?
Zoë is running two First Songs sessions each week on Crowdcast on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10.30. Our relaxed concert Teddy Bear's Picnic will be online on Saturday 27th June at 10.30. And Jac is posting daily videos on our social media feeds to help you make music at home with your little ones.