Opera Scotland

In the Locked Room

Music

Huw Watkins

Text

David Harsent

Source

Short story by Thomas Hardy

 

Premières

First Performance: Edinburgh (Traverse Theatre), 30 August 2012.

 

A co-production between Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales, first performed in a double bill with Ghost Patrol by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh.

Based on a short story by Thomas Hardy, this concerns a closed door that sparks an obsession so strong that the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur.

Poet David Harsent's credentials as a librettist could hardly be stronger, having provided the texts for both Gawain and The Minotaur by Harrison Birtwistle.

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