Recognised internationally as one of the most important composers of our time, Brian Ferneyhough breaks operatic convention with Shadowtime, an intriguing music-theatre piece comprising seven scenes. The British composer's first operatic work - premiered at the Munich Biennale in May 2004 - is based on the life of the great writer and philosopher, Walter Benjamin. A beautiful 'opera of thought', it transcends boundaries, combining intricate musicals layering with passionate expression and poetic allusions. Concert performance. Running time 2 hours 10 mins


Nicolas Hodges (solo pianist/narrator), Mats Scheidegger (guitar), Ekkehard Abele, Angelika Luz, Monika Meier-Schmid, Anja Paulus, Silke Storz, Sabine Schilling, Barbara Stein, Christiane Schmeling, Janet Collins, Martin Nagy, Bernhard Gartner, Frank Bossert, Stefan Weible, Andreas Fischer, Guillermo Anzorena, Matthias Horn, Tobias Schlierf


Music: Brian Ferneyhough
Lyrics: Charles Bernstein
Producer: English National Opera (in association with BBC Radio 3)
Company(s): Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Shadowtime (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0419646677. Details of all Shadowtime archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S601166866

Archive Listings

9 Jul 05London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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