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:
Lucy Goddard (mezzo soprano)
Simon Whiteley (bass)
Photo credit - Stephen Cummiskey.