rough for opera is a performance platform for composers to share new work and opera in progress. Each event is a snapshot and celebration of contemporary opera making with most work being brought from page to stage for the very first time. With an informal and intimate atmosphere and a Q and A following each performance rough for opera is a great way for audiences to engage directly with opera makers and for composers to get invaluable feedback about their work at an early stage in its development.
visit the rough for opera blog for more information about upcoming events, past performances and how you can take part.
rough for opera returns to The Cockpit on 27th October with first looks at two new operas about infatuation, unrequited love and the dilemma of attraction.
music Kate Whitley
libretto Ian Burrows
director Rosalind Parker
The Doll Behind the Curtain
music Amir Tafreshipour
libretto Dominic Power
director Maya Sapone
adapted from The Doll Behind the Curtain, a short story by Sadegh Hedayat
with Q and A led by Professor Paul Barker (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) more information about rough for opera, how to take part and this evening's works and composers can be found at http://roughforopera.tumblr.com/