Shadwell Opera creates overwhelming live experiences in unique spaces.
Shadwell Opera is one of the UK's leading opera voices, performing in venues expected and unexpected since 2009.
Recent projects have included fully-staged productions of Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse, Schoenberg Erwartung, Mark-Anthony Turnage Twice Through the Heart, George Benjamin Into the Little Hill, Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King, and Janacek Diary of One Who Disappeared.
Shadwell Opera is led by Artistic Director Jack Furness and Musical Director Finnegan Downie Dear. Their collaboration and creative vision is at the heart of what Shadwell Opera does. We perform in and around London, and are committed to bringing contemporary music theatre to new audiences.
We work with the country's best young singers and instrumentalists, showcasing the quality achievable by the rising generation.
We live in a goldern age of British opera - our programmes celebrate this, often contrasting these works with European masterpieces of the 20th century.
Herald Angel Award winner Jack Furness studied music at Cambridge University, where he received a double first-class honours degree. Jack founded Shadwell in his second year at Cambridge, as has work as Artistic Director since its inception.
Finn is a young conductor and pianist with a growing international career alongside his role at Shadwell. He is an ardent proponent of music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a particular interest in working with singers in opera and in recital.