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 EnglishPerformers 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.