Music Theatre Wales, in a co-commission & co-production with Scottish Opera present two new operas.
In the Locked Room: Music by Huw Watkins; Words by David Harsent; Based on a short story by Thomas Hardy
Ghost Patrol: Music by Stuart MacRae; Words by Louise Welsh
A closed door that sparks an obsession so strong the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur.
A modern day bar where three people trying to escape their past collide uncovering a terrible secret and unleashing inevitable tragedy.
These two short operas explore the capacity of the mind to shape our lives, whether through the potency of imagination or the overwhelming power of memories.
These operas received their world premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
Read the reviews:
The Stage (Thom Dibdin) Monday, September 3, 2012
Financial Times (Andrew Clark) **/***** Monday, September 3, 2012
The Scotsman (Carol Main)**** Friday, August 31, 2012
The Observer (Fiona Maddocks) Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Guardian (Andrew Clements)****Saturday, September 1, 2012
Daily Telegraph (Rupert Christiansen)**** Friday, August 31, 2012
Independent on Sunday (Anna Picard) – Sunday, September 9, 2012:
Here are links to two videos which feature the Directors of each of the operas talking about the work on You Tube: