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Emily Howard, To See The Invisible

Tom McKinney introduces a recording of Emily Howard's new opera, To See The Invisible, from the Aldeburgh Festival performed by the BCMG and soloists conducted by Richard Baker.

Tom McKinney introduces a recording of Emily Howard's new opera, To See The Invisible, from the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival. Based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, the opera explores the concept of shunning and social isolation in a dystopian world. Plus two of Emily's shorter works: Threnos and Leviathan.

To See the Invisible

Music by Emily Howard, words by Selma Dimitrijevic after a short story by Robert Silverberg.

Dan Ayling - director

Nicholas Morris - The Invisible
Anna Dennis - The Other Invisible
Anne Mason - Mother / The Judge / Client 1 / Walker 2
Peter Savidge - Father / Brothel Owner / Clerk 4 / Walker 1
Caryl Hughes - Sister / Clerk 1 / Prostitute 2 / Vendor
Daniel Norman - Guard 1 / Clerk 3 / Client 2 / Ticket Buyer
Nathan Vale - Guard 2 / Clerk 2 / Prostitute 1 / Ticket Seller

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Richard Baker - conductor

Chamber Opera in one act
Aldeburgh Festival commission, world premiere.

Also in the programme, from commercial disc:

"Threnos" (2015)
Lucy Goddard (mezzo soprano)
Simon Whiteley (bass)

"Leviathan" (2014-15)
Scapegoat

Photo credit - Stephen Cummiskey.

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