Snappy Operas

Tuesday 28th March 2017 5:30pm

The Apex
Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD

Heading to Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds, Snappy Operas is a new, nation-wide project by Mahogany Opera Group that creates new, short operas with young people aged 7-11.

This term, young people from across Suffolk have been working with professional musicians, learning words and music as well as creating props and costumes, to bring five, ten-minute long operas to life. Discover what they’ve made in an energetic evening of music and theatre, when the children will perform Snappy Operas for the first time. 

Featuring young people from: 

  • Burton End Primary Academy
  • Coupals Primary Academy
  • Place Farm Primary Academy
  • Westfield Primary Academy

Snappy Operas (c) James Berry

The operas

The operas are a collection of lively stories set to a variety of musical styles with elements of jazz, folk and classical.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, real life experiences, and ideas from the children themselves, the evening will feature colourful characters including unicorns, dodos, sheep, hens and even headlice! 

The operas have been written by some of the UK’s most exciting composers and writers, including Errollyn Wallen, Emily Hall, Toby Litt and Ian McMillan, who have worked together with groups of young people in Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk, North Tyneside and Suffolk.

The performances

Come and see what these local young opera-makers have been up to. Join them at The Apex on Tuesday 28 March.

There will be two showings: 5.30pm and 7pm.

Tickets cost £3 and are available from The Apex Box Office:

More information

Snappy Operas is a Mahogany Opera Group production in partnership with The Apex and Suffolk County Music Service, generously supported by Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership). 

Download the Snappy Operas flyer.

You can find out more about Snappy Operas on The Mahogany Opera Group website


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