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Magic Potions

Saturday 14th August, 17.00

Music & Words: Jacques Cohen

A story of revenge, murder, intrigue, betrayal, incest, jealousy and magic – just about everything that ever happens in an opera happens in this one! Four talented young singers showcase Jacques Cohen’s frenetic, real-time, one-act opera with the composer conducting. Jacques Cohen made a huge impact at the Barbican last year with his dramatic “Passion Fragment” – so his first opera promises to be something truly extraordinary!

Music & Words: Jacques Cohen
Conductor: Jacques Cohen
Design: Tom Oldham
Producer: Antonia Alonzo
Stage Manager: Loz Tait
Piano: Wyn Hyland
Soprano: Cheryl Enever (Rosalind)
Tenor: Gareth Morris (Jonathan)
Baritone: Leandros Taliotis (Malog)
Mezzo: Kathryn Turpin (Grizelda) and also

the undoubted highlight was a brilliantly performed premiere of Cohen’s own impressive Yigdal …Cohen has developed an individual voice, and the piece received and enthusiastic reception.” The Strad