0121 in the aria

If you, like me, have trouble remembering which shopping centre is the Pavilions and which one the Palisades then wait till Easter Saturday (11th April) and you will be able to distinguish them because one (the Pavilions) will be stuffed to its gills with cast and others from the Birmingham Opera Company’s production of Othello.

Tenor Ronald Samm (Othello) and soprano Stephanie Corley (Desdemona) will be joined by bass Keel Watson (Iago) to perform bits, while Artistic Director Graham Vick will be on hand with his team including choreographer Ron Howell, R&B star Genevieve Sylva (Black Voices) and Chorus Master Jonathan Laird to offer a series of practical workshops for shoppers to have a go.

Full details and schedule are on the BCO’s website (yay).