The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera
Date and time
15 Jun 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
16 Jun 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
17 Jun 2017 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
17 Jun 2017 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Location

Crescent Theatre (Studio)

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8AE

Price

£16 (£13), £5.50 BCU students

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Director Matthew Sharp
Conductor Fraser Goulding
John Gay arr. Benjamin Britten
The Beggar’s Opera

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 and is performed here by the members of our vocal department.