Thoughts on composing Pandora’s Box (by Alex Woolf)

“At the heart of Pandora’s Box is the tangled web of relationships within a group of five friends. This network of trust and deceit, secrets and half-truths, is of course ideal dramatic fodder for any opera. Moreover, it strikes me as positively dripping with musical possibility, and so I’ve been guided at every turn by the relationship of these characters to one another when constructing the score and determining how the music should unfold.”

Don’t open the box (by Dominic Kimberlin)

It is one thing to imagine and quite another thing to know. Even if the truth is painful, it is still the truth. Does it not deserve to be uncovered? By such noble reasoning, we can bring about our own destruction…