Formations 2016 – Noah Mosley Talks About The Operas

Like a kid in a sweet shop (or a bull in a china shop?), I’m feeling the same leg-wiggling excitement of squeezing and weighing up presents before opening them on Christmas day: yes, I have the huge privilege of receiving vocal score first drafts for two of the three new operas we will be creating… Continue reading Formations 2016 – Noah Mosley Talks About The Operas

Hathaway – Eight Arias For A Bardic Life

Hathaway—Eight Arias For A Bardic Life by Briar Kit Esme

Hathaway – Eight Arias For A Bardic Life was a co-production between Helios Collective, Buxton Festival, and Copenhagen Opera Festival.

Salon Russe

With every seat occupied thirty minutes before the performance started, it was standing room only for many people attending the Helios Collective and Bury Court Opera co-production held at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, on Friday, 24 June 2016.

Formations Masterclasses 2015

Helios Collective’s Formations Masterclasses took place at the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square from 6–13 November 2015, and they featured Kasper Holten (director of opera, Royal Opera House), Robert Saxton (composer), Stephen Unwin, (director), Stephen Barlow (artistic director, Buxton Festival), Bettina Bartz (dramaturg), and David Parry (conductor).

Toi Toi 2015 – 3 & 4

Following the sell-out successes of Toi Toi 1 & 2, Helios Collective returned to the CLF Arts Cafe in Peckham to bring together music from England, America, Jamaica, Finland, Portugal, and Brazil.

Die Meistersinger

PLARIA (noun) is a portmanteau word that blends the words ‘play’ and ‘aria’. It is used to describe operatic works that have been written or adapted for staging as spoken/traditional plays with selected musical moments. As such, plarias might be best understood as being hybrid operatic musicals, performed by actors and singers, accompanied by live… Continue reading Die Meistersinger

Toi Toi 2015 – 1 & 2

Staged in a warehouse night club in Peckham, South London, Toi Toi 2015 (1 & 2) presented two evenings of continuous music entertainment that demonstrated the versatility and relevance of opera to contemporary audiences, as well as highlighting links between popular and operatic music.