Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme.
The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation of opera singers from BAME backgrounds.
It will be led by professionals at the forefront of diversity in opera, including Sir Willard White, Alison Buchanan, Maureen Brathwaite, Ronald Samm, Keel Watson and opera manager Sam Krum.
The BAME-led company said it had launched the scheme in response to the underrepresentation of BAME classical singers on opera stages,
It will match emerging talent with established BAME singers who have performed leading roles at internationally renowned opera houses.