Monday 5 December 2016

Rough for Opera

Tonight (5 December 2016) is the 14th edition of Second Movement's Rough for Opera at the Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH, the scratch night were producers of new opera can try things out and get audience feed back. At tonight's event there will be new opera from Anna Clock, Freya Ireland and Martin Ward. Constellations, by London-based cellist and sound designer Anna Clock, is a piece for electronics and two performers exploring our relationship with the night sky through myth, memory and the Hubble telescope!

Martin Ward is presenting scenes from The Sinken Sun, his new opera for soprano and baritone, which draws on the life and work of poet John Clare. Martin Ward's works for the stage include the opera Clocks: 1888 the greener (see Ruth's review on this blog), and The Canterville Ghost for English National Ballet.

Freya Ireland, the winner of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society award for young composers, will be introducing new material for work in progress The Two Sided Boy an interactive web opera which looks at the volatile dynamic between the real and online world of virtual reality gaming through the relationship of a mother and her computer obsessed son.

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