Pegasus Opera is the leading multiracial medium sized touring Opera Company in the U.K. and was founded in 1992 by its current Artistic Director, Lloyd Newton. The Company creates opportunities for young professional singers from all backgrounds to develop and perform in high quality and innovative opera productions, thus preparing them for national and international houses. Pegasus feels that it is only through the nurturing of these diverse talents that a new form of cultural harmony can be achieved. This harmony encourages talent equally without regard to cultural heritage or ethnic background.
Pegasus Opera also seeks to demystify opera by making it accessible to as wide an audience as possible, actively involving a cross-section of the community. This includes programming an accessible range of works and touring to a variety of medium-sized venues, with the aim of reaching communities who would not normally have access to high quality opera. The Company's Education and Community Programmes develop new audiences through special workshops and outreach programmes.