We are always happy to help promote youth music events taking place in Cornwall. Mahogany Opera Group are bringing 'Snappy Operas' to Launceston soon as part of a nationwide project - details below.

Snappy Operas

Wednesday 29 March, 6pm-7.15pm

Launceston Town Hall

Tickets: FREE (booking required)


Featuring young people from

St Issey CE Primary School

St Petroc’s CE Primary School

St Stephen’s Community Primary School

Tregadillett Primary School

Warbstow Community Primary School

Snappy Operas is a new nationwide project by Mahogany Opera Group to create new short operas with young people aged 7-11 that’s heading to Launceston this April.

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

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, working together with groups of young people in Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk, North Tyneside and Suffolk. They 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!

Come and see what these local young opera-makers have been up to.

Find out more about Snappy Operas at mahoganyoperagroup.co.uk


Snappy Operas is a Mahogany Opera Group production in partnership with Cornwall Music Education Hub, generously supported by Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership).