Saturday 6th, 19.35 and Sunday 7th August, 16.35
Music: Charlotte Bray
Director: Max Hoehn
A new staging of a song cycle based on a series of Thomas Hardy poems by rising star composer, Charlotte Bray (2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize Winner). A young woman (Rhona McKail, soprano) sings of her unrequited love and desire for a stranger.
The making of this video has been kindly
supported by The Boltini Trust
Premiered at the Wigmore Hall last year, Midnight Closes is a collaboration between its composer, Charlotte Bray and a new company, Fusebox. It came to be staged out of a desire to explore the theatrical potential of the song cycle form in a site-specific space, the River Terrace, and to create an intimate, direct drama out of this quietly fascinating music.
the operatic revolution starts here!
BBC Music Magazine, April 2013