ENO premieres Wigglesworth's The Winter's Tale
With Tom Service. Including composer Ryan Wigglesworth and director Rory Kinnear on their opera based on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, plus Plymouth's Peninsula Arts Festival.
As a new opera based on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale opens at English National Opera this week, Tom Service meets its creators, the composer-conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and director Rory Kinnear, and steps inside rehearsals to talk to Sophie Bevan, who sings the role of Hermione.
Tom also explores the music and ideas in a new book by the music journalist Tim Rutherford-Johnson. Music After the Fall sets out to answer questions about the complex relationship between new music and wider culture since 1989.
And he travels to Devon for this year's Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, Voice 2.0, staged in partnership with Plymouth University’s pioneering Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. Tom meets the ICCMR's director Eduardo Reck Miranda, whose work for human and synthetic voices, Vov, features a new language by David Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language for Games of Thrones. Alexis Kirke explains how he's analysed the emotional content of lyrics by Lennon and McCartney for his new piece Come Together, and Nuria Bonnet demonstrates how she's using data from a buoy in Looe harbour in her electronic work Voice of the Sea.
Ryan Wigglesworth's The Winter's Tale
Music After the Fall
Voice 2.0 - Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival
Role Contributor Presenter Tom Service Interviewed Guest Ryan Wigglesworth Interviewed Guest Rory Kinnear Interviewed Guest Sophie Bevan Interviewed Guest Eduardo Reck Miranda Interviewed Guest Alexis Kirke Interviewed Guest Nuria Bonnet