News & Updates

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

News & Opportunities Newsletter July 2020

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

Planet Hugill 

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

Brixton Blog Article 


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

Broadway World 

Arts Industry Magazine Black opera stars join campaign with ‘Make Them Hear You’ anthem

Arts Industry Magazine

Make them hear you: Pegasus Opera brings together 26 operas singers in a musical response to Black Lives Matter

Pegasus Opera Company and 26 black singers present 'Make Them Hear You,' a social justice song from Ragtime NEWS Pegasus Opera Company and 26 black singers present ‘Make Them Hear You,’ a social justice song from Ragtime

Learning Under Lockdown: Pegasus Opera Company

News and Opportunities April 2020

The Stage Review of Shaw goes Wilde

Pride Magazine Review of Shaw goes Wilde

Last Minute Theatre Review of Shaw goes Wilde

London Theatre 1 Review of Shaw goes Wilde

News and Opportunuities January 2019!

News and Opportunities December

News and Opportunities (October)

Pegasus Opera Company July Newsletter

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"This superb company continues to attract singers of consistently high quality…universally excellent…"  

Arts Council England

Koanga — Sadlers Wells


"A clear and powerful exposition of a music drama love, lust, miscegenation, hideous cruelty and a doomed slave revolt”

 Opera Now 


“Pegasus […] has led the way in creating opportunities for ethnic minorities’ 

The independent 


Carmen — National Tour 


A spirited new Carmen…

a febrile, physically exciting account”

The Observer 


“Carmen sizzles with sensuality and is splendidly performed … the orchestra brings Bizet’s music to vigorous life” 

Huddersfield Examiner 


I Pagliacci - National Tour 


“The drama and pacing are expertly defined”

The Stage 


Uncle Remus — Hackney Empire 


“Screams of delighted anticipation” 

Opera Magazine 


The Magic Flute — National Tour 


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

Arts Council England


"Pegasus is a dramatic success…I’ve rarely known a Flute that was so inventive…"

Opera Now 


Falstaff — Hackney Empire 


“An intimate ensemble,

resulting in a rich and exciting sound’ 

Leisure Times 



Live 247 


“Bringing the house down” 

The Independent 


“The company’s production of Falstaff gave almost unalloyed pleasure.” 

Opera Magazine 

Porgy & Bess - The Barbican


“(Marshall) is an electrifying conductor and drew from the BBC concert Orchestra a whipcrack performance totally idiomatic in its jazzy overt, with outstanding work from the brass” 

The Guardian 

Bajans star in UK opera - Nation News

March 07, 2018

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My Theatre Mates Interview

February 19, 2018

INTERVIEW: Composer Philip Hagemann on Pegasus Opera & the challenge of adapting George Bernard Shaw as opera

Brixton Blog

March 05, 2018

Fantastic review in the Brixton Blog 

The Stage

March 06, 2018

wonderful review in the Stage Newspaper on 'Ruth' & 'The Dark Lady of the Sonnets!

In Pictures, The Stage


February 26, 2018

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February 13, 2018

Alison Buchanan talks 'Ruth' & 'The Dark Lady of the Sonnets' in This Week London

February 22, 2018

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