The Midnight Stories
The first of these operas, Thousand Furs, by librettist Katharine Armitage and composer Michael Betteridge, is based on an earlier, darker version of the Cinderella narrative and was developed in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music’s Open Spaces scheme with performances in London, Aldeburgh and Manchester.
* * * * * FIVE STARS Financial Times ” (Thousand Furs) demonstrates how endearingly bizarre contemporary opera can get.” Click here for full review.
* * * * * FIVE STARS BachTrack “An hour of effervescent creative and musical brilliance…. an eye-popping display of multi-talented, multitasking bravura.” Click here for full review.
Performance Tour Summer 2015
9.25pm Thursday 6th August, Hall 2, Kings Place, Tête-à-Tête Festival of New Opera
6pm Friday 7th August, Britten Studio, Snape Maltings
7.45pm Tuesday 11th August, The International Anthony Burgess Institute, Manchester
Cast and Creative Team
Director: Katherine Wilde
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
Musical Director: William Petter
Production Photographs by Claire Shovelton at The Kings Place for Tête à Tête
Production Photographs taken by Sam Murray Sutton at Snape Maltings for Aldeburgh Music
Production Film taken by Tête à Tête
Re:Sound have been awarded an Emerging Excellence Award through Help Musicians UK for the development of Thousand Furs, and are generously supported by the RVW Trust.