Opera Scotland

Anthropocene

Music

Stuart MacRae (born Inverness 1976)

Text

Louise Welsh

 

Premieres

First Performance: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 24 January 2019.

 

Background

This partnership of composer and librettist was a notable combination that emerged from Scottish Opera's experimental programmes of 15-minute operas a few years ago. Since then, they have worked together on two larger pieces, also with great success. This fourth collaboration must be keenly anticipated.

 

Characters

Ice (soprano)

Professor Prentice (soprano)

Charles (baritone)

Miles (baritone)

Harry King (tenor)

Captain Ross (bass-baritone)

Vasco (tenor)

Daisy (mezzo-soprano)

 

Plot Summary

The advance publicity is brief: 'In the frozen Arctic wastelands, an expeditionary team of scientists becomes trapped. Tensions rise and relationships crumble; and then something appears, out of the ice......'

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