Rex Johnson & Sons supports leading soprano for Puccini opera.
Birmingham jeweller Rex Johnson & Sons is adding patronage of a local opera production to its long-standing philanthropy within the horse racing community.
The company is supporting the production of Puccini’s Turandot opera at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre next month by funding the appearance Finnish soprano Serafiina Sainio.
It will be the first time that a singer from Finland has performed the role since the great Anita Välkki at the Royal Opera House in London 50 years ago; an occasion sufficiently noteworthy to attract Finland’s UK ambassador to the show.
David Johnson, managing director of Rex Johnson & Sons, expressed his joy at helping to bring such a significant cultural event to Birmingham. “As proud patrons of the arts, we are delighted to support a company that is committed to bringing the widest range of opera to the widest possible audience,” he added.
Tickets for the production are available, priced from £14 to £17 for adults and £6 for children and students, by calling 0121 778 3637 or by clicking on www.midlandmusicmakers.org.