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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amal, The Storm and the Clockwork Tiger

Amal, The Storm and the Clockwork Tiger

Commissioned by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Watford Palace Theatre in 2013  

Heart in a Box, Garsington Opera

Heart in a Box, Garsington Opera

  I was commissioned by Garsington Opera in 2011 to write an opera for 60 secondary school performers, an audience of primary school children and two professional opera singers. The opera was based on Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade and contains four arias and an overture from the Vivaldi, all interwoven within the piece. Eugene Skeef was invited […]

When I Am Old

When I Am Old

Hannah was commissioned to write ‘When I Am Old’ by Glyndebourne Opera in 2011. The Youth Opera Company toured the production to the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, London and to the Jerwood Space at Glyndebourne Opera in August 2012. The piece was inspired by the writings of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year old American peace […]

Worldskills Opening Ceremony, 02 Arena

Worldskills Opening Ceremony, 02 Arena

  In 2011 Worldskills commissioned a small creative team to devise their opening ceremony to be staged at the O2 Arena, London. The performance was watched by an audience of 9000 international competitors. The performance involved hundreds of performers and choirs from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, including 350 primary school children from Southwark, […]

Southwark Splash

Southwark Splash

Southwark Splash is a project that involved over 750 children each year from inner-city primary schools in the London borough of Southwark. As musical director of the project for the six consecutive years, the shows became bigger, more complex and ambitious. The production finally settled as a resident show each summer at the Royal Festival […]