Mahogany Opera Group

The Rattler

'The Rattler' is a new interactive retelling of Rumpelstiltskin for families by composer Stephen Deazley and writer Martin Riley. This new opera is being made in residence with theatres accross the country, giving local children the opportunity to work with a professional opera company.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070013)

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Campaign target

£7,500

Amount raised

£15,183

Donations

5

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Situation

We want opera to be an art-form with which young people engage. This isn't currently happening because of the current cold climate for opera outside the main metropolitan areas, the lack of music education in schools and the lack of local expertise in delivering high quality participatory work. As a result children miss out on exploring the rich and varied qualities that opera provides.

Solution

By opening up our creative processes we believe we can inspire more children to know and love opera. ‘The Rattler’ is being made in residence with five regional partners in Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cumbria and London. Moreover, each performance begins with a series of music and craft workshops and a colourful pageant. As the festivities unfold with lively, folk-infused music, puppetry and inventive storytelling, the audience are invited to help bring this age-old tale to life.

  • ‚ÄúYou have taught me that opera is something for everyone...the experience will stay with me forever.‚Äù

    — Ethan George, on Mahogany Opera Group‚Äôs production of Brundib√°r

  • Leon Ackerley on Mahogany Opera Group‚Äôs production of Brundib√°r

    — ‚ÄúI‚Äôve got a brilliant opportunity to sing in a way that I‚Äôve never done in school. It‚Äôs really made me more confident‚Äù.

  • ‚ÄúAt last: a first-rank children‚Äôs opera.....this piece is something to seize on.‚Äù

    — The Telegraph on The Firework-Maker‚Äôs Daughter 2013

  • “You have taught me that opera is something for everyone...the experience will stay with me forever.”

    — Ethan George, on Mahogany Opera Group’s production of Brundibár

  • Leon Ackerley on Mahogany Opera Group’s production of Brundibár

    — “I’ve got a brilliant opportunity to sing in a way that I’ve never done in school. It’s really made me more confident”.

  • “At last: a first-rank children’s opera.....this piece is something to seize on.”

    — The Telegraph on The Firework-Maker’s Daughter 2013