Opera Scotland

Happy Story

Music

David Fennessy

Text

Nicholas Bone and the Composer

Source

Short story by Peter Carey

 

Premières

First Performance: Glasgow (Òran Mór), 20 February 2009.

Scottish Opera première: As above.

 

Background

This was the second 15-minute work in the second season of mini-operas, and featured some attractively wistful music.

 

Characters

He (baritone)

She (mezzo-soprano)

 

Programme Note

Peter Carey's spare, exquisitely minimal story is about a man and a woman who learn that to be happy, they must dream together. He wants to fly, but she thinks he wants to escape.

The Cast

He
 
She
 

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