The old stories (by Dominic Kimberlin)

As night falls, shadows breed between the trees. The firelight dances around the clearing as darkness swells and blooms. With every flicker of the fire, the shadows scuttle back and forth, and our eyes are drawn further into the gloom. Out of these dark places, thick with rich and fertile soil, stories can grow…

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Once upon a time…

There are so many different steps to creating an opera, each as exhilarating as the next: from choosing the story, to finding the right creative team, to hearing and seeing your vision come to life, it is as much a steep learning-curve as a magic act…

A libretto comes to life: JL Williams

For an idea to begin as a spark in one’s heart and mind, and to be so close to seeing it blazing in full voice, music, light, costume, set and drama on stage, is almost more than I can comprehend. ..

Composing Snow: Lewis Murphy

It was a delight to be able to compose for a medium-sized cast of singers and a large ensemble, which offers an inexhaustible variety of tonal colours and shades…

Composing Snow: Lucie Treacher

Composer Lucie Treacher tells us about her experience composing Snow’s second act: “Death of the Seven Dwarves”