Education Prize 2020

Going for Gold

United Kingdom
Birmingham Opera Company

Going for Gold - FEDORA 10 Years - Winner of the FEDORA - Education Prize 2020

*The white circle on the image is a graphic translation of the emotions conveyed by the project. This visual representation has been generated thanks to generative artificial intelligence within a campaign designed by our partner Landor & Fitch, the world's largest specialist brand and design group, to celebrate FEDORA's 10-year anniversary. Learn more.


Inspiring 10,000 local people with 100 free events and supporting 50 diverse emerging artists with unparalleled professional development opportunities in Europe’s youngest, most diverse city. It culminates in a disused factory, with volunteer performers alongside a stellar international cast and the full CBSO, in a ground-breaking production of Wagner’s RhineGold (Das Rheingold) led by Artistic Director Graham Vick and newly appointed Music Director Alpesh Chauhan in August 2021.

"In this year above all, my primary concern is the well-being of those talented artists now embarking on careers against such insuperable odds. It is not just opportunities to earn enough to live, but the chance to practise and improve the craft in which they have invested so much time and dedication. So, Birmingham Opera Company's intensive coaching by top mentors and challenging rehearsal process offers a lifeline, which I know will be eagerly grasped by those singers selected. I for one can hardly wait to experience the result next Summer."
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Founder of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) has lent its support to this project, enabling the company to run the most successful campaign of the Nominee phase on the FEDORA Platform.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit the donation page on Birmingham Opera Company's website for all the details:

Video Presentation

Artistic Team

Graham Vick CBE

Graham Vick CBE

Artistic Director

Alpesh Chauhan

Alpesh Chauhan

Music Director

Reisz Amos

Reisz Amos

Artistic Associate


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