Meet The Pegasus Team

Alison Buchanan

Artistic Director

Alison Buchanan is the Artistic Director of Pegasus Opera Company and is the only Black Caribbean female Artistic Director of an opera company in the UK.Alison leads of the strategic vision and programming for Pegasus Opera Company. 


Alison is an Internationally renowned Soprano who has consequently performed operas and concerts all over the world and worked with a host of distinguished  musicians and artistes, such as Andre Previn. Dame Joan Sutherland. Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman. Marilyn Horne,  Sir Colin Davis. Sir Simon Rattle.

Prior to her post as the Artistic Director, Alison was the associate director for Pegasus Opera Company since its inception in 1992 with long time friend and founding Artistic Director, Lloyd Newton.

Sonia Hyams

Executive Director

Sonia Hyams has worked in the Arts for more than 20 years and leads of the day-to-day activities of Pegasus Opera Company.


Sonia has substantial expertise in working across a diverse range of formal and informal settings, with young people, delivering INSET training for teachers, corporate drama training for businesses and have a proven track record in developing good working relationships with partners having worked at organisations that include; Royal Shakespeare Company, Unicorn Theatre and London Bubble Theatre Company.

Sonia has a particular interest in education and outreach projects and leads on the development and fundraising of these programmes at Pegasus Opera Company. 

Jordan Mullineaux FRSA

Producer / Agency Director

Jordan Mullineaux is the Producer at Pegasus and leads on the producing of Pegasus productions, concerts and events and relationship building with potential partners and collaborators. In addition, Jordan manages the Pegasus Agency, championing our diverse emerging and established talent, a scheme launching in October 2020 under Arts Council England’s Elevate Funding. ​


Jordan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In the official language of the Fellowship Charter, the award recognizes the contributions of exceptional individuals from across the world who have made significant contributions relating to the arts. He has experience hosting events and theatrical experiences with organisations that Include Kensington Palace, DV8, Complicite, KTM Arts, Ovalhouse, War Child, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and the Barbican.

Amal Khalidi

Administrator & Practitioner

Amal Khalidi is an Arts Practitioner on various Pegasus Opera Company Education and Outreach projects.


Initially Amal began as an intern at Pegasus Opera Company, then becoming an administrator and practitioner at the company. In addition she has worked as an Assistant Stage manager on a number of Pegasus Opera Company productions.

Amal would like to work professionally in stage management in London's West End whilst also continuing to develop her skills in education and outreach within the arts. She is currently studying at Goldsmiths, University of London on the Drama and Theatre Arts BA course. 

Pegasus Patrons & Board

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

"As the patron of Pegasus Opera it has given me great pleasure to see the Company develop and achieve its artistic goals over the past few years. It is only through the support of trusts, foundations and corporate sponsorship that the Company can continue to achieve its aims and objectives of helping artists from all cultural backgrounds to gain the experience and training necessary for them to succeed on the world opera stage. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all past supporters and to encourage those of you considering an involvement with Pegasus Opera Company!"


Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ CH DBE AC

Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE

Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for the British Government 

Kristen Lewis

Board of Trustees

Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan Chair

Melvin Claridge Vice Chair

Richard Slack Treasurer

Maggie Scarlett Safeguarding lead

Lascelles Haughton Education lead

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