The Creative Stage: Opera, theatre and music: new work in development and performance
Directed by Julian Philips and Christian Burgess
New work as part of this emerging strand of research includes: Julian Philips’ Followers, a site-specific promenade opera devised with writer Simon Christmas; The Yellow Sofa (pictured), a chamber opera based on a novella by Eca de Queiros, part of Philips’ AHRC funded residency at Glyndebourne Festival Opera; and Julian Anderson’s Thebans, a three-act opera with libretto by Frank McGuinness, commissioned by the English National Opera which will premiere in 2014. The process of developing new operatic work was the subject of a research day as part of the ResearchWorks series, which stimulated debate and the exchange of ideas between operatic practitioners, students and the wider opera audience.
Projects within this research strand include: