Support a new piece from the acclaimed opera composer

Peter Eötvös's new chamber opera, Secret Kiss, is based on Alessandro Baricco’s novel Silk and takes its title from a scene in the book, the story of a French silkworm trader who travels to Japan and becomes obsessed with the concubine of local baron.

Secret Kiss will be conceived in Japanese, with BCMG giving the world premiere of its English version at Wigmore Hall on 24 June 2020.

Secret Kiss will receive performances all over the world by our international commissioning partners Casa da Música Porto (Remix Ensemble), Plural Ensemble Madrid, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Musikfabrik Cologne and MÜPA Budapest. The Gageego Ensemble give the world premiere in Gothenburg next year.

Composer, conductor and teacher, Peter Eötvös combines all three roles in one very high-profile career. His music features regularly in the programmes of orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and festivals worldwide, and as composer and conductor he has led projects focusing on his work in cities across the globe.

Get closer to the music

For just £20 you can support Secret Kiss as a Note Maker - follow the journey of the piece around the world, receive behind-the-scenes news on the piece and an invitation to a special reception at the UK premiere.

Ever wondered how BCMG prepare a piece like Secret Kiss for performance? Become a Sound Investor for £15 a month and you will be invited to all rehearsals ahead of the UK premiere.

All Sound Investors are personally thanked in the first pages of the score.

Make a real difference as a Commissioner - for £50 a month receive all of the above, plus special opportunities to meet the composers and a personal thank you BCMG Artistic Director, Stephan Meier.

To set up a regular Sound Investment donation please specify under 'Other' the monthly amount you wish to give. 

Minimum monthly donation of £15 for 10 months.

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All Sound Investment benefits relate to your chosen commission. Any funds raised in excess of the commission cost will go towards the cost of the performance.

Note Maker

£20 and up or minimum £5 per month*

As a Note Maker you will receive the following benefits:

  • Subscription to BCMG e-news and Sound Investment e-news
  • Updates on the composer and the progress of their work
  • Invitation to one rehearsal and special reception at the premiere
  • Opportunity to purchase a signed score

Sound Investor

£150 and up or minimum £15 per month*

As a Sound Investor you will receive all the benefits of a Note Maker, plus:

  • Invitation to rehearsals of your piece
  • Thanked for support in the score
  • A signed copy of the score cover received at the premiere


£500 and up or minimum £50 per month*

Commissioners receive all the benefits of a Sound Investor, plus:

  • Special opportunity to meet the composer and/or performers
  • Invitation to one VIP event
  • Special season review letter from BCMG’s Artistic Director

*for a minimum of 10 months