Saturday, June 14, 2008

Forthcoming Production - THE SONG OF RHIANNON for W11 Opera

I am pleased to report that I have been invited to direct the next newly commissioned opera for W11 Young People's Opera this autumn.

The opera, based on stories from the 'jewel of Welsh medieval literature', The Mabinogion, has been created by composer Mark Bowden and librettist Helen Cooper.

I first worked with Mark and Helen at Aldeburgh when they attended a course for composers and librettists at the Britten Pears school in Snape where I had been invited by Aldeburgh Productions Chief Executive Jonathan Reekie to work alongside composer Giorgio Battistelli to help a group of writers develop their creative partnerships.

In 2002 I directed the first production of Giorgio Battistelli's new opera THE EMBALMER - for Almeida Opera, which was outgoing Artistic Director Ian McDiarmid's Almeida 'swan song'....

THE SONG OF RHIANNON will have its world premiere at The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on December 5th 2008.

For further details about the production, please follow this link to visit the W11 homepages:

  • W11 Opera for Young People Home Page

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