BBC Arts film – The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera

In July 2017, BBC Arts Digital followed the process of making Silver Birch and produced three documentary films, looking at different aspects of the project. This film is ‘The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera’ and follows the creative team in the build-up to the performances.

Composer: Roxanna Panufnik; Librettist: Jessica Duchen; Director: Karen Gillingham; Designer: Rhiannon Newman Brown; choreographer: Natasha Khamjani; Conductor: Douglas Boyd

BBC Arts made two additional films. Click here to watch a film about Jay Wheeler, the soldier whose story inspired and informed the work and click here for a film following the veterans who performed in the piece.