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News - New Chamber Opera by Tarik O’Regan
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A new chamber opera by
Heart of Darkness
, will receive its world premiere on 1 November 2011 at the Linbury Studio Theatre at London’s Royal Opera House. Based on Joseph Conrad’s great novel, O’Regan matches his distinctive musical voice with a libretto by
and production by
. This powerful one-act opera explores themes of obsession and brutality in the oppressive atmosphere of the African Congo, as the riverboat captain Marlow searches for a notorious ivory trader. For its first visit to the Royal Opera House,
performs with Chroma, conducted by Opera East’s Artistic Director,
. Developed in association with the ROH2 Opera Genesis initiative, this contemporary interpretation of a great work of literature is a powerful new addition to contemporary opera and a highlight of the Linbury Season.
Performance dates: 1,2,4,5 November 2011.
For tickets visit the Royal Opera House
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