Michel van der Aa: Sunken Garden
Tom Service introduces Sunken Garden, Michel van der Aa's new opera to a libretto by novelist David Mitchell, performed in April at the Barbican Theatre by English National Opera.
Sunken Garden, the latest stage-work by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, sets a libretto by prize-winning novelist David Mitchell about a film-maker whose search for two missing persons leads him to a liminal place between life and death. Mixing live performance with pre-recorded film and holograms, it has been described by its creators as an 'occult mystery film-opera'.
Tom Service introduces a performance from the world-premiere run, given in April by English National Opera at the Barbican Theatre in London.
Toby Kramer ..... Roderick Williams
Zenna Briggs ..... Katherine Manley
Iris Marinus ..... Claron McFadden
Simon Vines ..... Jonathan McGovern
Amber Jacquemain ..... Kate Miller-Heidke
Andre de Ridder (conductor).