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  Stage Directors: Frederic Wake-Walker

Frederic Wake-Walker is Artistic Director of Mahogany Opera Group‚ a new amalgamation of his own company Mahogany with The Opera Group . He grew up in Suffolk where he sang the treble roles in three Britten operas at Snape Maltings‚ and is now based in London and Berlin‚ where he runs Mica Moca - Berlin. He has a Masters in Philosophy and Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh.

Plans include Gloria: A Pig Tale for Mahogany Opera Group and at the Bregenz Festival and La Finta Giardiniera for the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival.

Recent productions include Britten’s Church Parables in St Petersburg and at several UK Festivals‚ Jephtha (Buxton Festival)‚ three new commissions for Scottish Opera in FIVE:15‚ Little England: Scenes from a Small Island (La Monnaie‚ Brussels)‚ Schoenberg’s Erwartung to open the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings‚ a new commission The Yellow Sofa and Followers (Glyndebourne)‚ Die Zauberflöte (Glyndebourne on Tour)‚ Birtwistle’s Bow Down (The Opera Group‚ Latitude Festival)‚ the fiftieth anniversary performances of Noye’s Fludde by Britten at Orford Church (the venue of the first performance)‚ Hansel & Gretel (Opera North)‚ Brundibar by Hans Krasa and The Little Sweep (Jubilee Opera)‚ Birtwistle’s Secret Theatre (Royal Academy of Music)‚ Russian Tales with Mahogany Opera‚ Laborintus II at LSO St Lukes with Mahogany Opera and Aurora‚ the premiere of Rory Boyle’s Kaspar Hauser- Child of EuropeAlbert Herring at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a double bill of Mavra and Renard for the Jerwood Project at Glyndebourne.

He formed Mahogany Opera in 2003 to create site specific work that explores innovative ways of presenting opera. With Mahogany he has directed and produced Towards a New Movement‚ an exploration with multi-disciplined singers and dancers of Berio’s Laborintus II and Blacher’s Abstrakte Oper Nr. 1Russian Tales: The Fox by Stravinsky and The Bear by Walton at the Jubilee Hall‚ Aldeburgh and the Village Underground‚ Shoreditch‚ Britten’s Curlew River at St Mary’s Cathedral‚ Edinburgh which then toured to East Anglia and Southwark Cathedral‚ Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and Not in Front of the Waiter by Offenbach at the Jubilee Hall‚ Aldeburgh and Walton’s The Bear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.