Opera Scotland

Day After The Day After


Jonathan Dove (Born London, 18 July 1959)


April de Angelis


Classical Greek mythology



First Performance: Utrecht (Fort Rijnauwen), 29 June 2015.

First Performance (revised choral version): London (Lilian Baylis House), 26 May 2017.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Alexander Gibson Studio), 3 March 2018.



A chamber piece, originally designed for open air performance, The Day After is based on the Greek myth of Phaeton, son of the Sun God Phoebus (Apollo). Phaeton is a reckless and impetuous youth who, convinced he is a god, searches for his father. The revised version with chorus was premiered by ENO in a studio theatre.

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