Wednesday 16 June 2010

When a Man Knows

So, we did it! On Sunday evening we premiered my new opera When a Man Knows. Cast (Deborah Stoddart, Dario Dugandzic, Sarah Barham and John Beaumont), instrumental ensemble (Marianne Haynes, James Meldrum, Jonathan Cottle and Richard Black) and conductor David Roblou did a magnificent job. I was much heartened by the enthusiastic reactions of both performers and audience. The piece works very well and the pacing seems just about right, it even lasted just about the length of time predicted - coming in at 80 minutes as opposed to an estimate of 75 minutes. We recorded the performance, so that I can review the work later but I cannot see me making any major changes.

As ever, it is onwards and upwards and we are now planning for the next performance, when we'll be performing as part of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival on Saturday 21st August at 3pm at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. The festival's website is now up and running so you can visit us there

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