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Innocence in the Asylum

Thursday 11th & Friday 12th August, 21.00
Size Zero Opera

The Boy Who Lived Down The Lane
Music: Diana Soh (Singapore)
Libretto: James Currie

Read The Boy Who Lived Down The Lane review in

Dances about Architecture: Classical Music Journalism

We’re All Mad Here
A Study of Insanity in Literature
Blair Foley (USA)

Conductor: Jonathan Mann
Director: Richard Fitch
Designer: Fly Davis
Delivery Bags: Designer & made by Kate Morrison

Soprano: Lucy Page
Mezzo Sopranos: Katie Walker and Laura Bowler
Countertenor: Joseph Bolger
Baritone: Christopher Jacklin

Flute: Alice Thompson
Clarinet: Max Welford
Bassoon: Ashley Myall
Horn: Laeticia Stott
Trumpet: Matthew Palmer
Piano: Timothy End
Percussion: Tom Lee
Violin: Artem Kotov
Cello: Hermione Jones
Double Bass: Sebastian Pennar

Innocence in the Asylum brings you a double bill of chamber opera with premieres of works by two exciting female composers, Diana Soh’s (Singapore) The Boy Who Lived Down The Lane and Blair Foley’s (USA) We’re All Mad Here. Performed by some of the most talented young musicians and vocalists in the UK, Innocence in the Asylum is brave, innovative and pushes every existing chamber opera boundary to the limit and beyond.

Size Zero Opera, founded in 2007 by Laura Bowler, perform innovative, challenging and all new work! We bring our musicians to the forefront as they are integral to the theatre we want to create and explore. One of the company’s greatest successes has been the several performances we have given of Laura Bowler’s Settings of Tanya Gold which was the feature of an article written by Tanya Gold in the Guardian about the music setting of her articles. Originally commissioned by London Sinfonietta and ROH2, the Tanya Gold settings grew into a song cycle of a somewhat satirical nature. Musicians from Size Zero Opera performed these works at the Linbury in 2010 with Vocalists from the ROH Jette Parker Young Artist’s Scheme conducted by Laura Bowler.


Young composer pursues musical madness overseas
Minneapolis StarTribune preview’s Blair Foley’s We’re All Mad Here