"One of the most outstanding contemporary writers of opera"
Thornton Wilder's three minute plays are short, pungent morality tales from Biblical and Renaissance sources. Glanert applies a dazzling variety of styles to get to the heart of their contemporary resonance. This semi-staged concert is a first chance for UK audiences to hear the operatic work of this celebrated opera composer.
Detlev Glanert's opera Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning has received multiple productions worldwide. His production of Caligula, was acclaimed as "utterly compelling" (Financial Times) at its premiere in Frankfurt earlier this year.
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Music: Detlev Glanert
Words: Thornton Wilder
Conductor: Richard Bernas
The Almeida Ensemble
Director/Designer: Charles Edwards
Brigomédié/The Angel/Minna Jane Harrington
Prince/Mistaken Invalid/Van John Graham Hall
Leviathan/Newcomer/Sam Stephen Richardson
By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes