Apologies For the Mess

Composer - Nico Muhly

Director - Caroline Clegg

Librettist - Emma Jenkins

A 40 minute opera about the climate change activist David Buckel, who self- immolated in Prospect Park NYC in 2018. In spite of such extreme actions, Buckel remains largely unheard of and his cause still sidelined.  The opera explores the influences behind what drives a person to the ultimate gesture of violent non-violence, self-immolation.

 

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Protest! Late night shorts

Creative Juices in partnership with RNCM  are proud to launch Protest! –

Over the summer, with support from a Genesis Foundation Kickstart grant,  we have been working with RNCM composers Cally Stathan, Kevin Dorvil and Henry Page,

along with freelance librettist Gareth Mattey on three short 10 minute acapella operas on the theme of Protest.


Both Sides are...- composed by Kevin Dorvil to a libretto by Gareth Mattey
Three Men in a Boat - composed by Cally Statham to a libretto by David Pountney
The Naked Truth - composed by Henry Page to a libretto by Emma Jenkins

Music Director: Tom Newall

Director: Caroline Clegg

Singers: Emily Gibson, William Kyle, Dominic Mattos, Camilla Seale, Sam Snowden

This project is funded by the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Award.

Image by Jason Rosewell

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PROTEST!