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Three Water Plays

Leviathan - The Angel that Troubled the Waters - The Angel on the Ship
Chamber operas based on the Three Minute Plays by Thornton Wilder
Ticket prices: £6 - £18
Fri 13 Jul 2007

"One of the most outstanding contemporary writers of opera"

Sunday Telegraph 

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.

Press Reviews

 Read the Times review 

Read the Guardian review

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

Arts Council England ASP Group