Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Fallen Soldier

A new opera by Louis Mander is being given as part of a double bill presented by Belsize Opera on 23 and 24 June 2017 at St Peter's Church, Belsize Square, Belsize Park, London. Mander's The Fallen Soldier evokes the year 1917 in a passionate epistolary narrative set between two British soldiers in the midst of the Great War. The new opera is being paired with a dramatic realisation of Ivor Gurney's song cycle Ludlow and Teme. Both pieces are directed by Jack Cherry. The Fallen Soldier is also being performed at Cheltenham Playhouse on 12 July, full details of both performances from Louis Mander's website.

Further ahead, Surrey Opera will be premiered Mander's large scale opera The Life to Come based on a short story by E.M. Forster. The libretto for the piece is by Stephen Fry, and Jonathan Butcher conducts. Performances take place on 28 & 29 September 2017 at The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Surrey.

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