Experience an occult mystery opera, combining music, text and visual images including one of opera's first uses of 3D film. This film-opera follows a missing person and those who are searching for him... what connects the disappearance of a software engineer with a neurotic film-maker and a gullible patroness of the arts? Explore hoax and dark truth in this multi-layered production. English National Opera comes to the Barbican for this brand new collaboration, a world premiere with libretto by best-selling author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), and score by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, whose prize-winning music theatre piece After Life premiered here in 2010. Running time: 110mins with no interval. Performed in English


Roderick Williams, Katherine Manley, Claron McFadden, Jonathan McGovern, Kate Miller-Heidke


Music: Michel van der Aa
Lyrics: David Mitchell
Producer: English National Opera
Director: Michel van der Aa
Design: Theun Mosk
Conductor: Andre de Ridder
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Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T324939619. Details of all Sunken Garden archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01100374998

Archive Listings

12 Apr 13
20 Apr 13
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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