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Light The Blue 2023: Snappy Operas Showcase

  • Music Hall
  • Light the Blue Festival
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Aberdeen Performing Arts in association with Mahogany Opera

The culmination of our Snappy Operas schools engagement project, showcasing performances from pupils of Hanover Street School, Gilcomstoun School, Riverbank School & Westpark School.

Snappy Operas is Mahogany Opera’s award-winning schools programme, making and performing new mini-operas with primary-aged children. Introduced to all the essential elements of opera – singing, acting and making – in a fun, colourful and bite-size chunk, pupils from across Aberdeen have been working with our team of professional artists since April to stage their ten minute pieces.

For more information on Snappy Operas, visit


Free but ticketed


Operas include:

  • The Feast That Went Off With A Bang by Peter Cant and Ed Hughes
  • Fox-Pop by Kerry Andrew
  • Peck! by Stephen Deazley and Matthew Harvey
  • Smiles Better by Pippa Murphy and Karine Polwart

Snappy Opera delivery team

Jordan Blackwood, Gordon Cooper, Laura Curran, Eleanor Felton, Jessica Johnston, Rosie Mackley & Lavie Rabinovitz.

About Mahogany Opera

Mahogany Opera Group is a leading commissioner and producer of new opera and music theatre. Since 2014, we have created 19 new commissions and toured them extensively across the UK and internationally, receiving many accolades and awards for our boundary-pushing and inclusive work.

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