The Willow Tree

The Willow Tree

  Composer: Hannah Conway Writer: Hazel Gould Willow Tree: Iestyn Davies Man: Brindley Sherratt, Peter Thompson, Stephen Panke Filmmaker: Claudia Lee Sound Production: Andrew Mellor    

Paul’s Aria

Paul’s Aria

Paul is the second piece of opera in a series about voice loss and identity. The Making Of – short documentary The Performance It was written after many hours of interviews and collaborative conversation with Paul Jameson who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017. The piece invites audiences to understand what ‘voice’ means […]

Can You Hear My Voice

Can You Hear My Voice

Watch the performance below

Dare To Dream

Dare To Dream

  An half hour opera performed by 1800 young people, premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2019 The piece was devised in collaboration with young people from Syria, Bangladesh, the UK and Uganda. The music was devised with young people from the UK, Kampala and Damascus, so the material is in a mixture […]

Tale Of Two Dragons, BBC Singers

Tale Of Two Dragons, BBC Singers

  Commissioned to create a family concert for the BBC Singers incorporating a wide variety of known repertoire. Commissioned to compose new music for the BBC Singers, audience participation songs (taught on the spot within the concert), dramatic choral links and a stand alone new vocal work, Tyger Tyger.    

Water In The Desert

Water In The Desert

An opera commissioned in 2018 by Cranleigh Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates Composer: Hannah Conway Director: Karen Gillingham Designer: Rhiannon Newman-Brown Film maker: Magali Charrier

A Young Known Voice, The Academy of Ancient Music

A Young Known Voice, The Academy of Ancient Music

Commissioned by the the Academy of Ancient Music as a response to Handel’s Messiah for the Barbican, London. Short documentary about the piece and project.   A full recording of the piece can be found below.   Five star Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/21/academy-ancient-music-messiah-review-egarr-barbican-london-handel-aaa-choir Review in Opera Today: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2017/12/messiah_who_the.php Five star review in BackTrack: https://bachtrack.com/review-handel-messiah-egarr-academy-ancient-music-barbican-december-2017   Transforming […]

Towards Another World, English National Opera

Towards Another World, English National Opera

Towards Another World was commissioned in 2017 by ENO Baylis as a new work involving a large community chorus to be performed as a promenade opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.   Created in response to Verdi’s opera Aida , composer Hannah Conway and writer Peter Cant interwove extracts from the opera with new […]

Threads of the Past

Threads of the Past

  This English National Opera youth project brought over 60 young people aged 13-18 from across London together with a group of professional artists. They collaborated over 6 intensive days to create a new piece of music theatre in response to the story and themes in Verdi’s opera Aida.   The performance group worked with […]

We Are The Light, The Netherlands

We Are The Light, The Netherlands

We Are The Light Premiere: May 4, 2017 – Aa Kerk, Groningen, The Netherlands Commissioned by the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen Composed by the students of Zernike College, Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen in collaboration with Hannah Conway.     Programme notes: Three weeks ago, forty students from Zernike College, five students and four professors […]