All PGRs are invited to the premiere of Susie Self’s new opera, Quilt Song. The opera is part of Susie’s PhD work at BCU and offers a challenge to traditional operatic forms and styles. The opera takes place at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th October, 7-8.50pm. Tickets are free and available to book here.
Produced by Selfmademusic and The Old Rep Theatre Birmingham
Conductor Susie Self
Director White Raven
Selfmademusic Singers and Orchestra
Sopranos Maureen Brathwaite and Elizabeth Cragg
The Alma Guitar Trio: Hannah Woollacott, Jonnie Cumming, Rowan McConkey
Chris Brannick percussion
Young singers from Birmingham Ormiston Academy
Susie Self Quilt Song the opera
Quilt Song is a new upbeat opera composed for the Birmingham community. It celebrates social inclusivity using quilting as a metaphor. Its première is exactly 100 years after John Drinkwater’s play Abraham Lincoln opened at the same theatre.