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Canterbury Festival

 

Nova Music Opera

Airbourne & Prometheus Drown'd

Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Sunday 26 October 2014 at 7:30 PM

Music
Tickets: £25, students £12 (*bkg fees apply)

 

Cecilia McDowall:  Airborne
Stephen McNeff:  Prometheus Drown'd

George Vass (Conductor)
Richard Williams (Director)

Nova Music Opera presents a double-bill of chamber operas by living British composers. United by their common theme of misadventure, Airborne and Prometheus Drown'd make perfect performance partners. Airborne - commissioned from Cecilia McDowall with libretto by Andy Rashleigh - is a World War I centenary tribute to the forgotten pilots of the Royal Flying Corps (the precursor of the Royal Air Force).

Prometheus Drown'd is a dark exploration of the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley at Livorno in 1822. The piece was originally conceived as a ‘Monologue for voice and chamber ensemble’ but the work now has two characters (a singer and an actor) and has been extended and completely re-orchestrated for Nova Music Opera’s new stage production.

This evening's cast are Donna Lennard (soprano), Henry Manning (baritone), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano) and Christopher Good (actor).

There will be a pre-show talk with Cecilia McDowall and Stephen McNeff in conversation with Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University) at 6.30pm.

Website - http://www.novamusic.org.uk/current.htm

Stephen McNeff Interview - http://vimeo.com/96623425

Cecilia McDowall Interview - http://vimeo.com/96710751

 

(*Booking Fees Apply – By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.)


Venue Information

Colyer-Fergusson Hall
Address: University of Kent Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NB
Telephone: 01227 769075
Web: Venue Website