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The Children's Opera 2009
Continuing Iris Theatre's drive to create and perform groundbreaking new work, this year has seen the commissioning of a brand-new opera.
It will re-tell the myth of Hermaphroditus and explore the themes surrounding the tale. This chamber opera will bring together a team of established and emerging creatives to write an opera which it is hoped will bring a new flavour to opera in the UK and provide an evening of humour, excitement and extraordinary talent.
The piece is being written by librettist Stephen Plaice. Stephen has created work for Glyndebourne, written smash-hit West End musicals, and is currently working on other projects including a piece for the Tete-a-tete Festival.
The composer is Mike Solomon. Mike entered Figs in Honey's competition for new composers, and was picked by a panel of opera experts. His work breaks barriers and has been performed across Europe and America. However, this will be his first full opera.
Directed by Iris Theatre's artistic director Daniel Winder, the production promises to be sensational in its vision and enjoyable in its experience, filled with comedy and novelty, no doubt leaving its audiences keen for more new opera in London.
The performance dates will be announced soon.
If you feel that this is a project you may be able to assist with either financially or creatively, please contact producer, Nick Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children's Opera trailer (2009):
"Rosemary Galton is a strong and moving Dido and Phillipa Murray an excellent Belinda." - The British Theatre Review
"Full of glorious orchestral playing and intelligent interpretations....in Ben Palmer’s vision it worked magnificently." - Musical Pointers
"The show’s immersive world is its real star, beautifully conceived by director Daniel Winder and the Iris Theatre team." - The Stage
“Fantastic singing." - Audience Member
"Funny, touching... a great night out." - Audience Member