News & Opportunities

2020 Round up newsletter

Just days before the UK went into lockdown way back in March, Pegasus Opera Company was due to produce a double bill of two operas in London in addition to running a plethora of school programmes and community outreach programmes that include the Pegasus Community Choir, but then of course, everything shut down and these had to be postponed… Since then however, in the face of adversity, Pegasus Opera Company has thrived. In our Christmas newsletter, to round off a very challenging year, here are some of our amazing accomplishments...

Pegasus Opera Company & Culture Reset

As part of the recent Culture Reset initiative, produced by our good friends at People Make It Work, Artistic Director Alison Buchanan participated in an intensive summer programme of debate, conversation and agitation, alongside other significant voices in the UK culture scene. 

 

Billed as an urgent summer programme for cultural producers, it afforded crucial debate and make space for a much  more representative diversity of voices to explore and confront the need to accelerate changes to our cultural landscape - fast.

 

CULTURE RESET was created as a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices.

Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, the programme provided expert support and dynamic stimulus for 192 arts and cultural producers, makers and directors across the UK over the summer of 2020. 

The programme was a people make it work project devised and produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem and funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the people make it work team, led by Pegasus' friend Richard Watts

Pegasus Opera launches Opera Mentoring Programme for next generation of opera singers from BAME backgrounds.

Planet Hugill Article 

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

Brixton Blog Article 

THE BRITISH BLACK LIST PEGASUS OPERA COMPANY BRING TOGETHER 26 BLACK OPERA SINGERS TO SUPPORT #BLACKLIVESMATTER

This month, Pegasus Opera Company digitally brought together 26 professional opera singers from around the world to sing ‘Make Them Hear You’, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime. The performance, now available to watch via their YouTube channel, was made in response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, with Pegasus Opera Company stating their support for the Black Lives Matter movement....

Broadway World VIDEO: Pegasus Opera Company Bring Together 26 International Opera Singers To Support Black Lives Matter

Pegasus Opera Company have brought together 26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The talented black professional opera singers at the forefront of diversity have come together from around the world in the UK, USA, Trinidad, Zambia, France, Bahamas, Ghana, Jamaica to share this uplifting and positive message....

Learning Under Lockdown: Pegasus Opera Company

Pegasus Opera Company have brought together 26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The talented black professional opera singers at the forefront of diversity have come together from around the world in the UK, USA, Trinidad, Zambia, France, Bahamas, Ghana, Jamaica to share this uplifting and positive message....

Broadway World VIDEO: Pegasus Opera Company Bring Together 26 International Opera Singers To Support Black Lives Matter

Pegasus Opera Company have brought together 26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The talented black professional opera singers at the forefront of diversity have come together from around the world in the UK, USA, Trinidad, Zambia, France, Bahamas, Ghana, Jamaica to share this uplifting and positive message....

Learning Under Lockdown: Pegasus Opera Company

Sonia Hyams, executive director of Pegasus Opera Company interview.

The Stage Review of Shaw goes Wilde

Pride Magazine Review of Shaw goes Wilde

London Theatre 1 Review of Shaw goes Wilde