|Michel van der Aa / David Mitchell: Sunken Garden|
Opera composed and directed by Michel van der Aa
Libretto by David Mitchell
Designed by Theun Mosk
Conducted by André de Ridder
Performed in English
World premiere of an occult mystery film-opera from composer, director and film-maker Michel van der Aa.
What connects the disappearance of a software engineer with a neurotic film-maker and a gullible patroness of the arts? Combining live performance, music, 2D and 3D film, Sunken Garden tells the story of a missing person and those who are searching for him.
English National Opera comes to the Barbican for this brand new collaboration with libretto by best-selling author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), and score by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa
Cast includes Roderick Williams, Katherine Manley, Claron McFadden, Jonathan McGovern and Kate Miller-Heidke
Co-commissioned by English National Opera and the Barbican, Toronto Festival of Arts, Culture and Creativity and Opéra National de Lyon
Co-produced by lead co-producers English National Opera, Opéra National de Lyon, Toronto Festival of Arts, Culture and Creativity, and associate co-producer, Holland Festival
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