Tuesday 27 February 2018

Philip Hagemann double bill from Pegasus Opera

The American composer and choral conductor Philip Hagemann is not a well-known name in the UK, though he has published over 70 choral works and written ten one-act operas and two full-length operas. His best-known choral piece is in fact a Christmas novelty, Fruitcake, which featured in the American version of the television series Nip/Tuck. Pegasus Opera are giving us the chance to hear a pair of Hagemann's works as they present a double bill of Hagemann's The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (a rare example of a composer adapting a George Bernard Shaw play into an opera), and Ruth (based on the biblical story).

The operas are directed by Eduardo Barreto and conducted by the composer and the casts feature soprano Alison Buchanan who is now artistic director of Pegasus Opera following the death of founder Lloyd Newton.

The productions will be at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden (the Actors' Church) from Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Sunday 4 March 2018. Further information from the Pegasus Opera website, tickets from TicketSolve.

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