BASCA shortlists Hughes' children's opera

UYMP is delighted that Ed Hughes’  The Feast That Went Off With A Bang has been shortlisted in the Amateur/Young Performer section of the 2017 BASCA Awards.  Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group as one of ten ‘Snappy Operas’, a nationwide project to make opera with young people aged 7-11, the work is written for children’s voices, clarinet, horn and piano, with libretto by Peter Cant.  It is based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage. The UK premiere, given by Gosforth CE Primary School, took place on March 24th 2017 at Whitehaven Civic Hall, followed by performances at Bury St Edmunds, Launceston, Great Yarmouth and Whitley Bay (please follow the link for video of the performance).  

We wish Ed every success with the Awards on 6th December.

Photo credit: The Feast that Went Off With A Bang (Ed Hughes, Peter Cant for Mahogany Opera Group) - Warbstow C.P. School, Launceston, Cornwall 29 March 2017. Photograph used by kind permission of the school.

(8 Nov 2017)

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