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The Iris Murder

Posted 4 Jun 2016

Further evidence that opera is thriving in Scotland is that a new work, The Iris Murder, is being launched with performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kirkwall.

Written for the Hebrides Ensemble on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its founding, composer Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas have developed a chamber opera around the myths associated with the Green Man. Versions of this myth are widespread in many cultures and relate to the cycle of rebirth in nature.

At a time of austerity, there is a need to reconsider operatic form and scale. Chamber opera increasingly seems to be one of the beneficiaries. Its intimacy and intensity can be hugely engaging.

The outcome of the work put in by this talented team is eagerly awaited.

Hear what Will Conway says about the Iris Project, click here.

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