A new opera production involving around 100 volunteers is expected to take up temporary residency at an historic former music venue in Birmingham next week.
Birmingham Opera Company, who are behind a new version of Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas called #DnA, are believed to be delivering nine shows at a building previously home to Birmingham Ballroom, Carling Academy, Hummingbird and Top Rank Ballroom.
In an email to ticket-holders, the company has advised the location for performances as ’52 Dale End’ – an address which has remained out of use following the closure of the Birmingham Ballroom in 2013.
World-famous artists including Nirvana, The Ramones, Public Enemy, The Clash, Curtis Mayfield and New Order appeared at the venue over the course of its fifty year history.
#DnA, due to receive its premiere on Friday 18 March, is led by US baritone Eric Greene and US mezzo-soprano Chrystal E Williams, and features an acting, dancing and choral cast of more than 100 local volunteers.
For further information on #DnA visit the Birmingham Opera Company website.