|Flora McIntosh and Georgia Mae Bishop in rehearsal for The Gardeners|
Rather excitingly, the first performance of Joanna Wyld and my new chamber opera The Gardeners is almost upon us. William Vann will conduct the premiere at Conway Hall on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 7.30pm, with a terrific cast of young singers and instrumentalists.
Inspired by a newspaper article, the opera explores the themes of remembrance, tolerance, and brotherhood within the context of a family of gardeners in a war-torn country. You can read more about the background in my article on my blog, and read about how Joanna created the libretto in an article on The Cross-Eyed Pianist blog, which also featured me in its Meet the Artist.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the opera.