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Besse is a mini-series of short operas centred about the figure of a female brewer (or brewster) in the XIV century.
Witchcraft and science, tails and tales, and -of course- a lot of beer!
Created by Infinite Opera in collaboration with Digbrew and Grand Union, Besse, for the first time, merges the worlds of opera and beer through the unique vision of a character that champions feminism through fermentation.
We started our research for these operas by creating a special programme of our future series of Infinite Opera Podcasts. You can find it here.
This opera triptych was premiered at Digbrew (River Street, Digbeth, Birmingham) on 8th March 2019, 12th April and 10th May at 8pm.
A clip can be viewed here.
The success and popularity of these events, and our Besse banquet – complete with stage on the bar – means Besse will return again for a Halloween/PizzaHouse/Besse mash up special event. The brewery will be transformed in to a night of Halloween and Black Death mayhem with full stage and scenery.
As a PizzaHouse pizza tokens will be provided with every drink bought, providing a slice of pizza to help soak up all that wonderful beer!
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Interested in other productions? Take a look to our physics dissemination opera!