Mosaic Opera Collective- Events at the Arcola Theatre

Mosaic Opera Collective is group of leading BAME artists and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines dedicated to reinvigorating opera. Mosaic creates urgent, dynamic and engaging works which bring to the centre their multi-faceted experiences and identities and in doing so, add fresh and vibrant narratives to the operatic canon.

They are holding a FREE day of celebration, inspiration, interrogation and discussion as they open their ‘Grimeborn Residency’ at the Arcola Theatre.



Mon 13 August 2018

10:30 – 17:00 BST


2.30 Aris Nadirian of London Armenian Opera and Dr Hwee-San Tan of SOAS, University of London sharing a 2-hour presentation on opera from BAME traditions.

13.00-14.00 Mehmet Ergen and Robin Norton-Hale, Artistic Directors of Arcola Theatre and OperaUpClose respectively, on directing operas with BAME narratives, moderated by Jennifer Farmer.

14.30-15.30 Seta White, Rosabella Gregory, Ziazan and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian on BAME women working in opera and classical music, moderated by Sophie Gilpin of SWAP’ra.

16.00-17.00 Moji Kareem, Juwon Ogungbe, Ruth Mariner and Omar Shahryar on creating opera as a political response, moderated by Jennifer Farmer.


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Published on:
9 Aug 2018


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