Talent Development Partner: Mahogany Opera Group
VARIOUS STAGES is Mahogany Opera Group's Research and Development Programme, which will Develop New Work from Six Composers over the Next Twelve Months.
Mahogany Opera Group creates new opera in new ways, in different spaces and places throughout the UK and internationally. Each project aims to stretch the boundaries of what opera can be and who it is for.
Through the support of PRS for Music Foundation Mahogany Opera Group will produce a programme of Research & Development performance workshops, VARIOUS STAGES, which will allow six composers to develop six new operas in collaboration with partners and audiences. This gives composers the chance to develop their work gradually over an extended timeframe and with Mahogany Opera Group, explore new ways of making, rehearsing and staging opera. Some of these workshops will take place ‘on tour’ in partnership with our touring venues, giving new work its greatest chance of success. Mahogany Opera Group will invite two other Music Theatre companies to each develop a project over the course of the Various Stages R and D Festival to support the touring of new music theatre in the UK and internationally.