World operatic first takes to the sky

Now it has been an exciting few weeks of sporting achievement at London 2012. But the Olympics experience extends beyond sport, to culture.

We have already seen a giant Lady Godiva puppet cycled from Coventry to London.

Tomorrow, Birmingham is hosting a world operatic first, as a string quartet takes to the skies to perform in helicopters.

It is part of the London 2012 Festival, as Mike Dolan reports

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World Operatic First

The World Premiere of a six hour Opera involving four helicopters will open in Birmingham tonight.