Glyndebourne Opera Glass Human

Glyndebourne Opera: Glass Human

New Music

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A newly commissioned chamber opera composed by Samantha Fernando with words by Melanie Wilson, exploring the experience of loneliness.

Three isolated voices 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 Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. Glyndebourne are in Liverpool the week of the event, performing The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart's Requiem and La bohème at the Liverpool Empire.

Please note that Glass Human contains strong language and themes of a sensitive nature. If you have been affected by content of this opera, the following organisations can offer support: Mind | Samaritans | Age UK | Refugee Action

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Production Information

Sung in English

Conductor Ashley Beauchamp
Director Lucy Bailey
Designer Joanna Parker
Lighting Designer Charlotte Burton
Lead Engagement Artist Freya Wynn-Jones

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra Players
Daisy Spiers Viola
Rosie Banks-Francis Cello
Sue Blair Harp
Cameron Sinclair Percussion
Iñigo Mikeleiz Accordion

Music preparation
Ben-San Lau

Cast Information

Grace Anna Cavaliero
Oma Camille Maalawy
Edward Denver Martin Smith

Contributors (audio excerpts)
Sarah Bannerjee, Kate Cable, Professor Robin Bannerjee,
Raghad Haddad, Dr Gillian Sandstrom and Dawn Walton

Members of Liverpool Empire Tuesday Movers Group