This event has now finished

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, performed here by members of the Vocal Department of Birmingham Conservatoire.

15 June 2017 –17 June 20172017-06-15T19:00:00Z2017-06-17T20:50:00Z


Crescent Theatre

20 Sheepcote Street
Brindley Place

B16 8AE Birmingham GB

0121 643 5858

Cycle there (external link)