The Infinite Opera is a Birmingham based opera troupe, creating new works to explain and describe the wonders of our universe through the art form of opera.
Co-founders: Roxanne Korda and Daniel Blanco Albert
Daniel Blanco Albert
Daniel Blanco Albert is a composer based in Birmingham (UK). He just graduated from his Masters in Composition with Distinction at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he received a Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship. He is also a graduate in Composition at the same institution and at Valencia Conservatoire —where he studied Trumpet Performance.
His work is heavily influenced by theatre, due to numerous collaborations with institutions such as the Birmingham School of Acting. He has composed music for several professional productions (one of them touring Serbia and Hungary) with directors such as Lise Olson, Aleksandar Dundjerovic or Stephen Simms. Besides, he has composed, produced and directed an operatic masquerade La Obisparra, a 55’ stage work that hybrids opera and dance with the Celtic street theatre tradition and the almost unknown folk music of Castile-León (Spain).
Dani has composed several works for different ensembles and soloists in the UK such as BCMG, Thallein Ensemble, Incus Trio or Schubert Ensemble among others. He also regularly collaborates with soloists and ensembles such as Joan Enric Lluna or Moonwinds, for whom he edits, arranges and orchestrates various types of music.
From September 2017 he became co-artistic director of Infinite Opera for which he composed the dissemination opera about physics titled Entanglement! An Entropic Tale. It was premiered the 26th and 27th of April 2018 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as part of their new building’s Opening Festival and has appeared in opera festivals such as London’s Tête à tête. Future plans for Infinite Opera include an artist residency at Grand Union Art Gallery in Birmingham and a European tour bringing the opera to different universities in 2019.
Future commitments include two new operas for Infinite Opera and a violin concerto for Boglárka György.
Roxanne is an opera singer, librettist and science disseminator, currently enrolled on the M4C PhD DTP, researching the use of science in opera libretti and performance. She co-founded Infinite Opera in order to be able to combine her love of science, philosophy and music. She has BSc Hons (First) in Physics and Philosophy from King’s College London and MMus Vocal Performance (Distinction) from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
After her BSc she worked as a physics teacher enabling her to both keep up to date on research and devote time to music and performance. She has performed several roles including Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss), Lucy Lockitt (The Beggar’s Opera, Gay arr. Britten), Nora (Riders to the Sea, V. Williams), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart), Besse (Besse: Water, Rye and Hops) and Baron Entropy (Entanglement! An Entropic Tale, Daniel Blanco). She regularly performs recitals and enjoys programming music around themes including the visual arts and feminism.
Roxanne has written a biography of Rosalind Franklin for King’s College London as well as the libretti for: Entanglement! An Entropic Tale, Besse: Water, Rye and Hops, The Buddha and the Monkey King (composer: Anna Ho) and the Flowering Desert. On top of this she has a strong interest in film and wrote and co-produced an operatic short (Love In Chains), based on Die Lorelei by Liszt for 48 hr Film Project where it won 2 prizes.