Mosaic Opera Collective


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 13, Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 August (10am – 6pm)

A vibrant programme of presentations, discussion, networking events and professional development workshops to inspire Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic artists and associates to create new, diverse operas. Full details available here.



Platform 1 

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 August

Red Seed
Music & libretto by Sayan Kent

Where No Bell Tolls
Originally commissioned by the National Opera Studio, with the support of the Nicholas John Trust
Music by Rosabella Gregory, libretto by Dina Soraya Gregory, directed by David Sulkin OBE

Music by Ruth Chan, libretto by Elaine Ruth White, directed by Haley Stamats

The Pied Piper of Chibok
Presented by Utopia Theatre
Music by Juwon Ogungbe, libretto by Olusola Oyeleye, directed by Moji Kareem


Platform 2 

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August

1000 Songs
Presented by Pinch Punch and Myaseen Collective
Music by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, libretto by Ziazan, directed by Seta White 

Turandot Reimagined
Music by Giacomo Puccini, re-arranged by Ruth Chan, libretto (in Mandarin with synopsis) by Simon Wu & company, directed by Jonathan Man

Between Constellations
Music by Ruth Chan, librettist: Zoe Palmer, dramatist: Jennifer Farmer, directed by Haley Stamats


Live and recorded music


Mosaic Opera Collective

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