OperaUpClose Announces New Executive Producer

By David Salazar

U.K.- based company OperaUpClose has announced that Morag Massey will be the organization’s new Executive Producer.

Massey was previously the Executive Director at Bristol’s Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factor and produced several works including “Henry V,” and “Otello.” She has also worked as Marketing Manager for Circomedia, researcher for BBC Radio 4, and as a freelance journalist and editor.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Morag to OperaUpClose. She has a wealth of experience touring to theatres all round the country, which of course is crucial to OperaUpClose, as well as building partnerships within and outside the arts,” said Artistic Director Robin Norton-Hale in an official press statement. “She’s also committed to bringing theatre and opera to everyone, no matter where they live, how old they are, or how much money they have – just like us! – and to developing career paths for people in the arts. She seems like a perfect fit for us and I’m so looking forward to working with her.”

“I am overjoyed to join OperaUpClose at such a pivotal point as it establishes itself in its new Southampton base at MAST Mayflower Studios. OUC is award winning, dynamic and accessible, driven to explore new ways to develop its work and engage with wider audiences. Under Robin Norton-Hale’s astute artistic leadership, and through its creative and administrative teams, the company ensures excellence in all its work. I can’t wait to get started,” added Massey.