Mosaic Opera Showcase is an exciting programme during Grimeborn to platform and celebrate Black & Asian opera makers in the UK and stories yet to be seen and heard in contemporary Britain.
From West Africa to Armenia to ancient China and beyond, hear opera traditions from around the world mixed with jazz, Chinese orchestra, edgy contemporary classical and more.
Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August (10am – 6pm)
Creative and produceorial workshops to empower Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic artists and associates to create new, diverse operas. Full programme to be announced in early July.
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August
Red Seed (music & libretto – Sayan Kent)
Rain (music – Ruth Chan, libretto – Elaine Ruth White)
Occo’s Eternal Act (presented by Hoc Opera; music – Daniel Saleeb, libretto – Oge Nwosu)
Pied Piper of Chibok (presented by Utopia Theatre; music – Juwon Ogungbe, libretto – Olusola Oyeleye, director – Moji Kareem)
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
Between Constellations (music – Ruth Chan, librettist – Zoe Palmer, dramatist – Jennifer Farmer)
Turandot Reimagined (music – Giacomo Puccini, re-arranged by Ruth Chan, libretto – (in Mandarin with synopsis) by Simon Wu & company, director – Jonathan Man)
1000 Songs (presented by the Myaseen Collective; music – Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, libretto – Ziazan, director – Seta White)