|The tragic aftermath of Emily Wilding Davison's protest at the Derby, Epsom in 1913|
The Price is a political opera, it asks the question 'What price liberty?' and aims to bring politics home by making it personal. The piece deals with the Suffragettes and tells the story of the Pankhurst family and the events which led up to Derby Day 1913 when Emily Wilding Davison died after stepping in front of the King's horse.
English Touring Opera. His opera Laika the Spacedog, written with librettist Tim Yelland and premiered by English Touring Opera in 2013, won the Armel Opera Festival in 2013.
For over 45 years W11 Opera has been providing opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to be involved in opera. And not only does the company provide excitement, discovery, achievement and new skills for young people, but it is an invaluable showcase for composers. Previous composers to have been commissioned by the company include George Fenton, Julian Philips, Phil Porter, Stuart Hancock, Julian Grant, John Barber and Cecilia MacDowell.