Opera

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

by Peter Maxwell Davies

by Peter Maxwell Davies

"This is a truly gripping yarn"

THE TELEGRAPH * * * *

"Conjures dark magic with utmost skill"

FINANCIAL TIMES * * * *

"Abundant atmosphere and menacing momentum"

THE GUARDIAN * * * *

English Touring Opera present

The Lighthouse

by Peter Maxwell Davies

Wed 24 October 2012

Info

7.30pm

Peter Maxwell Davies' haunting opera The Lighthouse is based on a real-life account of the mysterious disappearance of the men sent to relieve the keepers of a remote lighthouse in 1900.  Conducted by Richard Baker and directed by Ted Huffman, this is modern English music at its most theatrical and atmospheric.

Below, composer Peter Maxwell Davis talks about the events that inspired the opera and the circumstances of its composition.

 


Running Time: 1hr 35mins.  Sung in English.


Reviews

This is a truly gripping yarn"
THE TELEGRAPH * * * *

"Conjures dark magic with utmost skill"
FINANCIAL TIMES * * * *

"Abundant atmosphere and menacing momentum"
THE GUARDIAN * * * *

"Ted Huffman's new staging for English Touring Opera allows the music to weave its spell"
THE TIMES * * * *


Ticketing info

Tickets: A £31 B £28 C £23 D £18

Conc. £2 off for registered unemployed, registered disabled, 60+, students and under 26s (price bands B, C, D only).

Student Standby: £8.

Groups 10+ get an 11th ticket FREE.

Pre Show Talk: 6.30pm Wed 24 October (venue TBC)

OPERA SEASON SPECIAL OFFER
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Buy tickets for 3 shows, get a 25% discount

 


Cast and Creative

FEATURED CREW

Richard Baker

Conductor

Ted Huffman
Director

Neil Irish
Designer

Guy Hoare
Lighting Designer

CAST

Adam Tunnicliffe
Tenor
Sandy

Nicholas Merryweather
Baritone
Blazes

Richard Mosley-Evans
Bass
Arthur


 

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