Autumn 2018: major Dusapin, Sciarrino UK premieres

This Autumn we team up with the brilliant independent opera company Music Theatre Wales for the UK premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s opera Passion, a re-imagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. The production opens in Basingstoke on 11th October, then tours to London (QEH), Cardiff, Snape, Manchester and Mold.

In November we return to hcmf// (Huddersfield) with the UK premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Carnaval, a huge work for 5 singers and 11 players (Explore Ensemble) described by the composer as ‘a crowd of strange figures from which a final gathering of titles, reflections and portraits is distilled. An observatory. An intimate space for the imagination’.

For more details of these and other events and to find booking information, see our What’s On page.

Michael Finnissy: CD release

June 2018
We’re thrilled to announce the release of our survey of Michael Finnissy’s jaw-dropping music for vocal ensemble on Winter & Winter.

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The programme shows Finnissy’s vocal writing at its most blazingly extreme: displays of virtuosity that push mind and body to the limits of their flexibility, reach, stamina and control. There are four pieces on the disc: Gesualdo: Libro Sesto (2012-13), Cipriano (1974), Tom Fool’s Wooing (1975-8/2015) and Kelir (1981), each of them a tour-de-force of virtuoso singing and overwhelming expressive intensity, and each of them a world premiere recording.

To order a copy, go to our Discography page and send the relevant amount to us at via Paypal.

For more information, including booking details, about all our upcoming activities, go to our What’s On page.

We hope to see you at a concert soon!