English National Opera
Between Worlds

11 - 25 April 2015 / 19:30, 15:00

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Between Worlds is the highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, who collaborates with librettist Nick Drake and director Deborah Warner on this world premiere.

In this sensitive, spiritual and ultimately uplifting journey inspired by the events of 9/11, a disparate group of individuals is trapped high up in one of the Twin Towers, caught between earth and heaven, life and death.

Described as possessing a ‘rare power to remind listeners of their own inner freedom’ (Guardian), Davies’ distinctive sound world combines unrestrained exuberance with emotional depth. Her requiem for choir, strings and electronics, As with Voices and with Tears, was nominated for a 2011 South Bank Sky Arts Award.

Barbican Artistic Associate Deborah Warner directs the composer’s first opera, following her latest theatrical success with The Testament of Mary, seen here in May 2014, and celebrated ENO productions such as Death in Venice and Eugene Onegin.

1 hour 30 mins/no interval

Subject matter may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.

Matinee performance 3pm on Sun 19 Apr

Mon 13 Apr
Post-show talk with Deborah Warner and members of the creative team
Free to same-day ticket holders

Sat 18 – Sun 19 Apr
 Weekend Lab: ENO’s Between Worlds

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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance


Co-commissioned by ENO and the Barbican

New production supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, the RVW Trust and PRS for Music Foundation, the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust and ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group


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