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 […]

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun, English National Opera

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun, English National Opera

The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun English National Opera Youth Company   Challenged to create a piece in response to Ryan Wigglesworth’s new opera The Winter’s Tale! Working with 60 young people and a team of professional artists over a series of introductory workshops in schools and youth organisations, and three intensive […]

Beautiful World, Abu Dhabi

Beautiful World, Abu Dhabi

A new opera, Beautiful World created with a company of 80 international students from Cranleigh, Abu Dhabi. The production was performed in the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi for the royal family and invited audience, broadcast live on Abu Dhabi television. In a celebration of Eastern and Western cultures, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi undertook an ambitious two-part […]

The Freedom Game

The Freedom Game

The Freedom Game received its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2015. It is a large-scale community opera for over 1000 performers aged 7-70 years of age, three professional opera singers, massed choirs and an orchestra of 100 young players and pros. It was commissioned to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of […]