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Curlew River

This was a first for Birmingham Opera Company in many ways. It was our debut performance for the BBC Proms, our first performance in the Royal Albert Hall and also the first fully staged opera at the Proms - ever! The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, under the direction of Simon Halsey, were also making their Proms debut.

Thanks Olga for sending me your photos   View Olga's photographs

In addition to the proms performance on Wednesday 28th July 2004, the show was also staged in the CBSO centre here in Birmingham on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July.

What the papers said

The Guardian
The Times
The Weekend Independent (1st August)
The Independent (2nd August)
The Telegraph
Proms Review by the BBC

If you have any photos of the Proms day or at the CBSO centre please get in touch. My address is

Jonathan Smith