Theatre Event

The Beggar's Opera

Birmingham Conservatoire presents

The Beggar's Opera

by John Gay arr Benjamin Britten

15 - 17 Jun in the Studio

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
 

A sophisticated take on the ever-popular folk opera by John Gay that was the smash hit of the day in 18th-century London.

Gay’s original 1728 libretto plays with parody and satire, poking fun at the fashionable Handel operas of his day. Britten’s updated arrangement of 1948 breathed new harmonic and orchestral vigour into the drama, performed here by members of the Vocal Department of Birmingham Conservatoire.

Tickets: £16, Concessions: £13

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