Suzi was vocal director for this People’s Opera in which over 180 people from the ages of 8-80 from the local community joined the Silver Birch Company alongside professional artists. The opera was performed on Garsington Opera’s main stage as part of the 2017 Season.
The Community Company included child soloists, primary age children from local schools, a youth company of singers and dancers (age 10-20), an adult company, student instrumentalists, a team of Foley artists (acoustic sound effects), and representatives from the armed forces community, all working alongside the creative team.
BBC Arts Digital followed the process of making Silver Birch and produced three documentary films, looking at different aspects of the project. The film ‘The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera’ follows the creative team in the build up to the performances. You can watch it below: