VenueWales Millennium Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Donald Gordon Theatre, Weston Studio Theatre
From13th May 2016
To3rd June 2016
WhenMay16 13,21, Jun16 3 at 19:15
What is currently on at Wales Millennium Centre (V1984858935)

In Parenthesis

In ParenthesisT333677894
Private John Ball and his comrades in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers are posted to the Somme. In Mametz Wood they enter a strange realm - outside of time, dream-like but deadly. Rather than simply reporting the horrors of the Somme, In Parenthesis dares to offer hope. Even here amongst the destruction, a fragile flowering of regeneration and re-birth can be found. Bell's beautiful score combines traditional Welsh song with moments of otherworldliness, terror, humour and transcendence. David Pountney's period production is both an evocation and a commemoration of the events of the Somme.
Music Iain Bell
Lyrics David Antrobus
Lyrics Emma Jenkins

Archive :: production:T333677894, opera or operetta:S0806362503, venue:V1984858935

Production details

New. In Parenthesis is young British composer Iain Bell's adaptation of the epic poem by Welsh poet, writer and artist David Jones. In Parenthesis is commissioned by the Nicholas John Trust with 14-18 NOW, the UK cultural programme to commemorate World War I. Sung in English with surtitles in Welsh and English Donald Gordon Theatre


Producer Welsh National Opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director David Pountney
Design Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting Malcolm Rippeth
Performer Andrew Bidlack (Private Ball)
Performer Peter Coleman-Wright (Bard of Brittannia/HQ Officer)
Performer Alexandra Deshorties (Bard of Germania/Alice the Barmaid/The Queen of the Woods)
Performer George Humphreys (Lieutenant Jenkins)
Performer Marcus Farnsworth (Lance Corporal Lewis)
Performer Mark Le Brocq (Sergeant Snell)
Performer Donald Maxwell (Dai Great Coat)
Performer Graham Clark (The Marne Sergeant)

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