Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Errollyn Wallen: Spring Has Sprung - 2017 is truly a year of opera — amongst other adventures; "Anon" had US premiere; "The Lighthouse Wave" children's opera


spring has sprung


2017 is truly a year of opera — amongst other adventures.

ANON (commissioned by Welsh National Opera) received its US premiere in February in a captivating new production by Peabody Chamber Opera — JoAnn Kulesza, conductor, Courtney Kalbacker, director. 


The premiere tour of my opera for children (commissioned by Mahogany Opera— The Lighthouse Wave — has just finished.  One of five SNAPPY OPERAS the idea is that children themselves perform the works. The results have been life-changing for all involved.


SABINA SPIELREIN (libretto by David Pountney) is an an opera-in-progress about the life of the extraordinary psychoanalyst. Some scenes will be performed by National Opera Studio at Wilton's.  David Pountney will be directing the evening's programme which also includes operas by Elena Langer and Joanna Marsh. Tickets are selling fast so do book now.

On May 17th the renowned Chineke! orchestra will be performing my Concerto Grosso at Classical: NEXT in Rotterdam May 17th:

Works in progress include completing my contribution to Operasonic's NEWPORT LEGENDS in July and my new short opera for Sound Scotland will be set and performed in Aberdeen before going to Tete-a-Tete festival. I am also working on a choral setting of Langston Hughes' The Negro Speaks (commissioned by late Music).

On March 8th I had a whale of a time co-curating and co-presenting BBC Radio 3's IN TUNE with Sean Rafferty for International Women's Day:

With Michael Umney, I will be making a programme for Radio 4 about artists working in war-torn countries.


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