Various Stages

Rolf Hind's Rumi Passion inspired 'Lockdown Listening'

Inspired by the sound world of Rumi Passion we asked composer Rolf Hind to compile a list of essential lockdown listening...

A Far Cry Performs Claude Vivier's - Zipangu
Amazing performance of this fiercely imagined other world.

Karol Szymanowski - Krol Roger
Sexy, bizarre, intoxicating - the lure of "the East." Szymanowski's wonderful opera. Check out the 3rd Symphony for a wonderful setting of Rumi's poetry.

Frank Martin - Petite symphonie concertante
Wonderful sonorities, and notes.

Jonathan Harvey - Body Mandala
the late, much-lamented Jonathan Harvey drawing on the chaos and rapture of Tibetan sounds.

Béla Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
probably the piece I've listened to most in my life. 9' 40'' onwards still makes me shiver with awe.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (Live at WOMAD Yokohama 1992)
here's some qawwali, with the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Taraf De Haidouks - Turceasca
and here's some more utter joy, expressed with such lightness. What a band.

Per Nørgård - Voyage into the Golden Screen: 2nd movement
this has always blown my mind, and I revere him as one of the true living greats. The world in a grain of sand.

Tibetan Buddhist Rites From The Monasteries Of Bhutan
I have been lucky enough to sit in Bhutanese temples, and listen to these sounds. An electrifying wake-up call.

Ram Narayan - Raga Darbar
I love the cello, and have written a lot for it. I plan to have a choir of six in the Rumi opera. But I love this instrument just as much, and this man is the god.

Recent Posts

DRP 8943


Commissioning | Events & Performances

The Great Learning: a post-pandemic singing day
2022 05 Hooligan Art MG 7546


Various Stages | Meet Me @ Mahogany | Events & Performances

Meet Me @ Mahogany featuring Kyiv theatre collective Hooligan Art Community
VSF17 In a Grove Workshops James Berry 044


News | Recruitment

Mahogany Opera is recruiting new Trustees
Mahogany Operas The Worlds Beating Heart credit Izzy Romilly


Commissioning | Snappy Operas | News

Artist Open Call for Snappy Opera commission
Logo size


Various Stages | News

Mahogany Opera supports Hooligan Art Community


Commissioning | Snappy Operas | Events & Performances

Making it Snappy in Leicester



Mahogany Opera's new home
Inked Oldfleet MMT ccexpress


Snappy Operas | News

Snappy Operas: Participant Blog
Explore default putty



Bridget Rennie appointed as new Executive Director
F Acff HE Xs AA Tv TP


Commissioning | Snappy Operas | News | Events & Performances

Snappy Opera performances in Hull in partnership with Hull Music Service
Support Our Work

Mahogany Opera exists today because of the generosity of our supporters. People who help to create and to sustain and who bridge the gap between project funding and delivery costs.

Please consider joining us to help support and continue our work.

Keep Up To Date

We will treat your infor­ma­tion with respect. For more infor­ma­tion please check our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. By click­ing Sub­scribe’ you agree that we may process your infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with these terms. You can change your mind at any time by click­ing the unsub­scribe link in the foot­er of any email you receive from us, or by con­tact­ing us enquiries@​mahoganyopera.​co.​uk.

Keep Up To Date

All fields are required