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Glyndebourne opera premiere and tour for RHUL Composition Lecturer Dr Samantha Fernando

Glyndebourne opera premiere and tour for RHUL Composition Lecturer Dr Samantha Fernando

  • Date14 November 2022

A newly commissioned chamber opera created by composer and RHUL Composition lecturer Dr Samantha Fernando and sound artist and writer Melanie Wilson has just received its Glyndebourne premiere and is now touring the UK.

A newly commissioned chamber opera created by composer and RHUL Composition lecturer Dr Samantha Fernando and sound artist and writer Melanie Wilson has just received its Glyndebourne premiere and is now touring the UK.

glass human explores experiences of loneliness, spotlighting three isolated voices who find their way towards each other, charting a journey from emotional and social fragmentation to connection and meaning. Rooted in three contemporary experiences of loneliness – a young woman finding her identity, a refugee searching for stability and an older man living with grief and cognitive decline – the work explores the forces that separate us from each other and the threads we follow to join back together again.

Starring three soloists and members of the Tour Orchestra, this new chamber opera was performed in the intimate setting of Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Studio and is now touring stages in Canterbury, Liverpool, Norwich and Brighton. To read more, click here.

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