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Windrush - The Journey

A concert and exhibition by Pegasus Opera Company

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Pegasus Opera Company presents Windrush, The Journey. For more than 30 years, Pegasus Opera Company has fearlessly paved the way for diverse talent in opera. Today, we’re paying tribute to Windrush, showcasing a rich tapestry of music and storytelling, and celebrating Black classical composers: past, present and future.

Through the outstanding music of Chevalier de Saint Georges, Richard Thompson and Des Oliver – three composers who represent different eras of Black history – we’ll honour the legacy of the Windrush generation with an exciting fusion of classical music, jazz and blues.

A fascinating immersive exhibition showcasing the work of Black British composers through music, photographs and local Windrush testimony will be showcased in our transformed venue throughout the week of the performances.


Presented by Bristol Beacon and Pegasus Opera Company

Victoria Evaristo narrator
Benson Wilson baritone
Christian Joel tenor
Felicity Buckland mezzo-soprano
Donna Bateman soprano
Yolisa Ngwexana soprano
Waiyin Lee piano
Ivelina Ivanova violin


Joseph Bologne le Chevalier de Saint-Georges L’Amant Anonyme (Extracts):
Overture to L’Amant Anonyme
Depuis longtemps mon coeur soupire (Act 1, Scene 1)
Tant de Constance (Act 1, Scene 2)
Son amour, Sa constance extrême (Act 1, Scene 3)
Enfin une foule… L’Amour, deviant propice (Act 2, Scene 1)
Aimer sans pouvoir le dire (Act 2, Scene 2)
Non, non je ne puis rien entendre (Act 2, Scene 3)
Ah! Quel trouble m’agite (Act 2, Scene 4)

Richard Thompson Aspects of Othello & Desdemona
Des Oliver with libretto by Edson Burton  Windrush Opera (Scenes 3 and 4)


Format: Reserved seating

Age: All ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Performance times

Matinee show (Fri 21 Jun)

Doors: 13.00
Start: 13.30
Interval: 14.00
Second Half: 14.20
End: 15.00

Evening shows (Thu 20, Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jun)

Doors: 19.30
Start: 20.00
Interval: 20.40
Second Half: 21.00
End: 21.55

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Part of Windrush to Bristol

“A company creating opportunities and networks where none previously existed, covering territory and tackling issues overlooked by the bigger organisations.”

The Independent

About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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