untitled opera on gaslighting
I am developing a new opera with music composed by myself and the libretto by Tom Drew. After our initial collaboration for the Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera commission Out To Lunch, we have been developing an exciting new story. [untitled] is a new, imaginative and challenging jazz opera which will create a dialogue about gaslighting and misinformation alongside developing workshops for the local community. It draws on inspiration and musical styles from composers such as John Zorn and Philip Glass. It is for a small ensemble (oboe / bassoon / bass clarinet / percussion x2 / violin / viola / cello / double bass).
There is a working first draft for the opera and I am currently looking to work with a producer to establish a research and development week to work on the themes and music for the show.