We believe that opera is an immensely rich art form that remains relevant to today’s world, and are committed to maintaining its vitality by contributing to the renewal and expansion of the repertory.
To do this, we commission new and exciting work from up-and-coming composers, that we produce and perform with a new generation of opera talent in site-specific productions in intimate and unusual venues around Peckham.
Our first production, Snow, presented the work of three composers using the three floors of The Bussey Building, a former cricket bat factory. For the second one, we took over the Copeland Gallery to present a new production that combined the stories of Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and showed them under new light. For our third year, we returned to the Bussey Building with a new multi-floor production retelling the story of Robin Hood.
We invite you to follow us on this journey, and re-discover these stories that you thought you knew well, re-told through the language of opera!
Some stories are better kept secret…
Our next opera retells the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box in an exciting new opera with music by Alex Woolf, and a libretto by Dominic Kimberlin (who we are happy to work with again after his wonderful Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs two years ago.)
Follow the story of these five friends who are about to learn they did not know each other so well after all. Mark your diaries: six performances between March 25 and April 4, 2020, at the Bussey Building in Peckham.