Opera Circus is a world renowned operatic ensemble that produce both powerful and beautiful performances set around important social issues.
Their latest work, Naciketa, a contemporary opera steeped in the ragas of India and tells the story of a young boy who must confront three of the deepest challenges to humanity in our time: girls being sold into prostitution, child soldiers and children who have been orphaned by war and tyranny. In each case, music rescues him in the worst moment, consoles him and his fellow children and gives them hope for a different sort of future.
Keeping with the strong social messages in their productions, Opera Circus engage schools and organisations working with children and young people, in particular those with disadvantages, trauma as a result of war or conflict and disability, using music and creative arts to encourage and give belief to the children.
The Rumi Foundation is proud to support this work.