Mahogany Opera Group is a leading UK opera company specialising in contemporary and new work. We formed in January 2014 uniting two companies under the artistic direction of Frederic Wake-Walker: Mahogany Opera and The Opera Group.
We stretch the boundaries of what opera can be and who it is for. We create new opera in new ways and perform in different spaces and places in the UK and internationally. We collaborate with established and emerging artists, working across genres and artforms, providing space for participation and experimentation. We involve people of all ages across the country in the creative process.
Current and upcoming projects include: Folie à Deux by Emily Hall and Icelandic writer Sjón, an intimate portrait of shared psychosis; the world’s first mindfulness opera, Lost in Thought, by Rolf Hind; DW Robertson’s Billiards, a high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera, electronic music and video; and Snappy Operas, a nationwide project creating ten mini-operas with ten creative teams and young people in ten regions across the country.
Mahogany Opera Group is a resident company of King’s College London and Watford Palace Theatre. We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and the only NPO regularly touring new opera and participatory projects across England.