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Grimeborn - Arcola’s Opera Festival Returns for Ninth Year

Published by: Carolin Kopplin on 24th Jul 2015 | View all blogs by Carolin Kopplin

The Arcola Theatre presents a dozen new productions, comprising an alternative opera season in East London.

Innovative adaptations of traditional operas. Unknown, rarely-seen or under-appreciated works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies.

Since it launched in 2007, the Grimeborn festival has introduced new audiences to opera and given emerging artists the platform to showcase and develop their talent. It has consistently challenged the perception that opera is inaccessible and elitist.

Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen said: “For the ninth year running, Grimeborn will showcase work from some of our most exciting opera artists, in an accessible way and at an affordable price. Classics by Puccini, Verdi and Strauss will be reimagined; little-known masterpieces like Tchouhadjian’s Gariné will receive rare productions; new and contemporary works will demonstrate the ongoing vibrancy of opera within our culture.”

Grimeborn 2015 will fill both Arcola studios with a dozen exciting productions.

You can see 5 operas for £50 or less with Arcola Passport. More info and the latest updates can be found at :



1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 3 years ago
    Thanks for the update, Carolin.
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