Thursday 18 February 2016

Nothing premieres at Glyndebourne this month

Nothing - opera by David Bruce
The team behind the opera, The Firework maker's Daughter, composer David Bruce and librettist Glyn Maxwell, have another opera premiered this month, on 25 February 2016 at Glyndebourne. Nothing is based on the award-winning novel for young-adults by Danish author Janne Teller and it tells of group of teenagers trying to convince their classmate that life has meaning. Things quickly escalate as the children go to ever more extreme lengths to try and persuade their friend that there are things worth caring about.

The opera is co-commissioned and co-produced by Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House. The premiere performances take place 25, 26 and 27 February 2016 at Glyndebourne, directed by Bijan Sheibani, designed by Giles Cadle and conducted by Sian Edwards.50 members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera (aged 14-19) will perform the work alongside a small number of professional singers, and in the pit will be musicians from the Southbank Sinfonia performing alongside 20 young instrumentalists.

This year is the 30th anniversary of Glyndebourne's education programme.

Further information and tickets from the Glyndebourne website.

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