Mahogany Opera is a leading commissioner and producer of new opera and music theatre, touring extensively in UK and internationally. Our bold branding uses the initials ‘M' and ‘O’ reduced to two triangles and a circle, alongside a Bauhaus-inspired colour palette.
Their work with established artists is supported by Snappy Operas, an award-winning programme, making and performing new mini-opera with Primary-aged school children and Various Stages, a pioneering research and development programme which pushes the boundaries of what Opera is, helping to develop new talent. For both programmes we played with the logo shapes so they live independently whilst always feeling like Mahogany Opera.
Our most recent project was to design and build a bespoke, fully-responsive website which better captured Mahogany Opera's unique offer. Created using Craft CMS, we worked closely with the team over several months, advising on both the structure and UX, alongside the site's look and feel.
We also designed an animated ident based around their strapline ‘Music Theatre People’ which uses the shapes to represent their multitude of collaborators and the ever-changing nature of their work. This appears on the website and can also be used on social channels and promo films.