Doors: Mat – 2.00pm & Eve – 7.30pm
Event Start: Mat – 2.30pm & Eve – 8.00pm
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists, to collaborate with the Young Artists in the creation of twelve unique contemporary audition arias, which they can take forward into their professional careers.
These arias will be brought together into one showcase production directed by David Sulkin OBE with a specially constructed sound design by Alex Groves.
This production will showcase the work of British contemporary fashion designer Margaret Howell, who has generously donated all the clothes worn by the singers and répétiteurs.
‘I lace my boots’ from SCRUM: A method for restarting Play by Na’ama Zisser and Samantha Newton
‘The Undeniable Loneliness of Whale Evolution’ from Indus by Cameron Dodds and Ruth Mariner
‘Sole nell’ ombra’ from T.B.C. by Tom Randle and Bechara Moufarrej
‘Rosina’ from Fallout by Bushra El Turk and Cordelia Lynn
‘Alice’ from an opera as yet untitled by Philip Venables and Ted Huffman
‘Howell’s Decision’ from Keeping the Light by Lewis Murphy and Laura Attridge
‘Hiraeth’ from Hiraeth by Hannah Kendall and Tessa McWatt
‘Nobody Cries’ from Salvage by Benjamin Tassie and Jacqueline Saphra
‘The Handbag Aria’ from Loitadora (“Fighter”) by Samantha Fernando and Rebecca Hurst
‘The Frog Prince’ from Alchemy by Sally Beamish and Peter Thomson
‘Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Mengirimkan Pesan Kepada Raja Muda’ (“The People’s Council Sends a Message to the Viceroy”) from Bagaimana Sang Insinyur Agung Minus Teh Bersama Sultan, Dan Apa Yang Terdengar Oleh Bayangan Mereka Yang Memanjang (“ How The Great Engineer Took Tea With The Sultan, And What Their Lengthening Shadows Heard”) by Christian Mason and Oge Nwosu
‘Where No Bell Tolls’ from The Barefoot Dancer & The Demon of the Belfry by Rosabella Gregory and Dina Soraya Gregory
On Friday 15 June (6.30pm), there will be a pre-performance talk with composer Bushra El-Turk, librettists Cordelia Lynn and Oge Nwosu, Abigail Toland (co-founder Second Movement) and David Sulkin OBE (director). This event is free for bookers on Friday 15 June.
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