"This superb company continues to attract singers of consistently high quality…universally excellent… the last act was sheer magic in every sense." 

Arts Council, London


Harmony in Diversity 



Harmony in Diversity 

Harmony in Diversity 

Our Mission 

Pegasus Opera Company is a registered charity with a three-part mission:

  1. To provide opportunities for artists of diverse backgrounds; 

  2. To promote opera among young people in underserved communities to expand their cultural horizons;

  3. To promote opera in culturally diverse communities for all ages.  


Pegasus Opera Company was founded in 1992 founded by professional opera singer and teacher, Lloyd Newton whose mission was to create performances and work opportunities for talented multicultural opera singers in the profession who were not afforded opportunities elsewhere. Lloyd sadly passed away in 2017 leaving the legacy of Pegasus with his Associate Director, Alison Buchanan who has now become Artistic Director of the company.


Pegasus Opera Company is a registered charity and the home of multicultural opera. Pegasus a long track record of staging high-quality productions while developing a new audience and presenting productions with which they can identify.

We exist to create opportunities for young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) artists from all backgrounds so that they can hone their skills while performing in innovative opera productions. We strive to break down the elitist perceptions so often associated with opera.


Our productions are chosen from an accessible range of works which tour to small and medium-sized venues and unusual spaces also providing educational programmes and developing new audiences through special workshops, outreach programmes and reaching thousands of children across London and the regions.


Pegasus is grateful for the support it receives from individuals, government bodies, charitable trusts and foundations.



Thank you for your support

Pegasus Opera Company 


Lloyd Newton

1956 - 2017

Founder & Artistic Director of Pegasus Opera Company 


Alison Buchanan

Artistic Director, Soprano

020 7501 9501

Brixton Tate Library, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ, UK

Charity no. 1052704 Company no. 3294827

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