New Directions – Music Theatre Wales

New Directions – Music Theatre Wales

Opera Philadelphia presents New Directions, a commissioning program from Music Theatre Wales, a new opera and music theatre company based in Cardiff. Our ambition at MTW is to be a driving force for change, and with New Directions we are bringing new artists to opera, provoking change in the way opera is made and perceived by addressing who is commissioned to create it. Initially working with Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists, who historically have been underrepresented in the industry, New Directions will give opera a new voice and new ownership, whilst celebrating it as a multidisciplinary and contemporary art form. For more information, visit: musictheatre.wales

New Directions – Music Theatre Wales
  • The House of Jollof Opera

    Adeola is a budding chef. He brings style and his specialty, vegan jollof. Asha is a tired, hard-working boss of a neighbourhood café. Will her job criteria barriers deter Adeola, or will he bring the flavour party she needs?

    Welcome to The House of Jollof Opera, written by Tumi Williams as an e...

  • Pride (A Lion's Roar)

    Pride (A Lion’s Roar) narrates the experience of prejudice that many people of colour have endured: of being told that you are “aggressive” or “too loud” because your metaphorical roars are unfamiliar within the environments that you have to operate within. Of being made to feel like you have to ...

  • Somehow

    Somehow is a love song to ourselves, to those we know and those we have yet to meet. It is an exploration of intimacy and relationships, not only between the music and movement, but between performer and audience. Reflecting on new forms and spaces for music theatre to exist within, writer and da...

  • Audio Description: Pride (A Lion's Roar)

    Pride (A Lion’s Roar) narrates the experience of prejudice that many people of colour have endured: of being told that you are “aggressive” or “too loud” because your metaphorical roars are unfamiliar within the environments that you have to operate within. Of being made to feel like you have to ...

  • Audio Description: The House of Jollof Opera

    Adeola is a budding chef. He brings style and his specialty, vegan jollof. Asha is a tired, hard-working boss of a neighbourhood café. Will her job criteria barriers deter Adeola, or will he bring the flavour party she needs?

    Welcome to The House of Jollof Opera, written by Tumi Williams as an e...

  • Audio Description: Somehow

    Somehow is a love song to ourselves, to those we know and those we have yet to meet. It is an exploration of intimacy and relationships, not only between the music and movement, but between performer and audience. Reflecting on new forms and spaces for music theatre to exist within, writer and da...