Mahogany Opera in collaboration with Edinburgh International Festival
Peck! by Stephen Deazley (music) and Matthew Harvey (libretto)
Machine Dream by Nathan Williamson (music) and Zanib Mian (libretto)
Work in schools March-May 2022; performance at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, May 2022
Photos by Ryan Buchanan
Snappy Operas is Mahogany's flagship schools programme, where children get to rehearse, make, and perform mini-operas. As part of their Year of Snappy Operas, Mahogany teamed up with EIF to engage four schools, 155 children, and perform six operas — of which I directed two: Peck! and Machine Dream.
Collaborating with an MD and rep, we worked with two classes of children to create characters, come up with ideas, and stage their operas — which involved a few cream pies along the way...
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