Thursday, 6 December 2018

W11 Opera - Shadowtracks

The Price - W11 Opera
Russell Hepplewhite: The Price - W11 Opera, 2016
For the last 47 years, W11 Opera has been producing opera performed by young people age 9 to 18. This year the company is returning to Shadowtracks by Julian Grant and Christina Jones, which the company originally commissioned in 2007.  Shadowtracks is at POSK Theatre, Hammersmith, W6 0RF on Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December.

W11 Opera has a strong tradition of performing commissioned works, and has commissioned composers including George Fenton, Julian Philips, Phil Porter, Russell Hepplewhite [whose opera The Price was presented in 2016, see my review], Stuart Hancock, John Barber and Cecilia MacDowell. The company has a strong community base and for many of the young participants, working with the company is their first introduction to musical theatre. This year 70 young people will be performing, and the company has commissioned a total of 37 new works involving over two thousand young people.

Full details from the W11 Opera website.

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