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Opera Makers

Guildhall School

Guildhall School opera singer performing in a colourful set

Guildhall School composers, librettists and musicians present three brand-new short operas. 

Performed by singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall Opera Course, Opera Makers features new works written by composers and librettists on Guildhall’s MA in Opera Making & Writing alongside a selection of opera scenes by French composers Ravel and Poulenc.

The three new operas being premiered in this production are Lantern Fish by composer Luka Venter and librettist David Bottomley; Lost Property by composer Anna Disley-Simpson and librettist Olivia Bell; and Reborns by composer Elif Nur Karlidag and librettist Stanley Lawson.

Please note these operas contain themes of death, suicide, abuse, mental illness, bereavement and animal cruelty. Haze and flashing lights will be used.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

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Digital Programme

You can access the digital programme for this production here:
Guildhall School Digital Programmes 

You will also be able to access the Digital Programme by using your mobile phone to scan a QR code posted at the entrance to the Silk Street Theatre. Free Wi-Fi will be available at the venue. Please note that there will be no printed programmes provided.

If you wish to print a copy at home, you will also find a print-friendly version at the link above. Please note that this version is not intended for viewing on a mobile device during the performance, and does not include biographies or supplemental materials. Please access the Digital Programme for that purpose

Pre-show performance, 6 & 7 July

Thursday 6 July & Friday 7 July
6.15pm - 6.45pm
Milton Court Studio Theatre Foyer (level -2)

Ahead of the first two Opera Makers performances, we offer the chance to hear short works for solo voice by some of our featured Opera Makers composers and librettists, plus music for voice and piano by Poulenc.

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