BILL HICKES / AP FILE FILE PHOTO FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, singers take part in a rehearsal at the National Opera House in New York.
The International Opera Company is preparing to expand its repertoire with opera concerts in several cities, including the United States.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) The International Organistic Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom has been exploring ways to re-imagine its repertoire for the first time in nearly two decades.
The symphony, which performs for about 500,000 people in more than 130 countries, was founded in 1965 by the British government and is one of the oldest operas in the world.
The U.K. has been one of its biggest markets, thanks to its proximity to Europe, its vast population, and the country’s high living standards.
The opera has been a big draw for audiences since it opened in 2010.
The company has staged shows in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, and London.
The organization’s current season is being re-created with the first concerts in Philadelphia.
“I think what’s great about the opera is that it’s not the standard opera, it’s an exploration of the music,” said Tim Daley, who runs the company.
“We are taking this journey with an emphasis on the artistic value and the artistic freedom.”
The orchestra will take on the role of “Orchestra” in a new show, which will be performed on July 25 at the Metropolitan Opera in New Year’s Eve, according to the organization.
“This is a very challenging new work that will have an impact on audiences and audiences will be able to go out and experience the music for themselves,” said director Peter McNeill, who added that the orchestra was hoping to create a sense of community among the audience.
The show will be staged at the London Opera House, which was also looking into reviving the repertoire.
“The idea was that this would be a great opportunity for us to try to explore new ways to express our music, to be able say to our audiences, ‘This is not just a standard opera.
This is a journey in the opera and it’s important to understand it,” McNeill said.
The idea of re-imagining the orchestra came about after the British public voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union.
The vote, which took place in March, resulted in Britain’s exit from the European Economic Area and led to a deep recession in the country.
While many of the opera companies’ repertoire is available to the public, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House have not been able to offer their repertoires as a result.
The BBC Symphony has only been able a limited number of concerts since the Brexit vote, according a spokeswoman.
“It’s very difficult to find musicians, especially young people, to play a lot of classical music in the U.S.,” she said.
“So when you think of a music, you’re not thinking about what is classical music but what is something that is exciting.”
The British Opera Company has been working on a new opera in the works for the past two years, according the BBC.
In February, it announced plans to bring its orchestra back into the public domain, which means it could perform opera for the public for the rest of its life.
It will be one of just three operas currently performing in the UK, according TOJO, which tracks international opera production.
In the U, the United Arab Emirates Opera has been developing an opera for nearly two years and has plans to begin performances in 2019.
“Our goal is to have an opera that’s both exciting and informative,” said Saeed Ali, the director of the Emirates Opera.
“As the world’s oldest opera company, the Emirates are committed to providing audiences with a unique experience.”
The BBC will be performing two new productions in London, one with a British and one with an Emirati cast.
The two new operas are being called The Prince of Wales and the Queen of Hearts.
The project will be led by director and conductor Paul Dacre.
“One of the things that we’re trying to do is to explore what it means to be a real human being, to feel alive, to love yourself and your partner,” said Ali.
“What’s exciting for me is that this is not an ordinary opera, and that it is a piece that’s completely about love, about how to be happy, about the connection between people and the arts.”