Welcome to the opera. We will now perform for you the entire history of England. England is a small nation containing many things but mostly it is a small nation containing sheep.
Come with us on a high-speed journey through the entire history of our modest little home. Starting from the beginning of time and bouncing through the Stone and Bronze Ages, the brutal Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions, the power-crazed whims of the Tudors, the Black Death, colonialism and the highs and lows of the 20th century until we’re left standing on the edge of the white cliffs of time looking out into the future. Buckle up!
1 July 2019
Nottingham Playhouse, in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse
18 June 2018
Nevil Holt Opera, Market Harborough, in Partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
28 March 2018
Saffron Hall, Essex, in partnership with Essex Music Education Hub
27 March 2018
St Anne’s, Limehouse, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service
26 March 2018
Beechwood High School, Slough, in partnership with Slough Music Service
22 March 2018
Bridlington Spa , in partnership with David Ross Education Trust
22 March 2018
Robert Smyth Academy, Leicester, in partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group as part of Mahogany Opera’s Snappy Operas programme.
Arts Council England, The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust, The Bernarr Rainbow Trust, Foyle Foundation The Kobler Trust, Lucille Graham Trust, Peermusic UK, PRS Foundation (Talent Development Fund), and those who wish to remain anonymous