19:50-20:25, Thursday 8th August 2019

Produced by Sonopera®


Music & Words: Elfyn Jones


Her face was of flowers

A woman made of flowers for a man cursed by his mother.
An axe, a spear, and a sword of Avalon.
A story of death and transformation, retold – from HER perspective.


She didn’t choose her husband. He was brutal and coarse. She preferred another, quieter, gentler. He came to her at night. But they couldn’t fight Gwydion’s sorcery.


Her Face was of Flowers unites a lyrical contemporary score with the soundscape of Welsh legend, recreated from hundreds of sound recordings. This is the second production by Sonopera®, presenting new opera with integrated sound design.


Produced by Sonopera


The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY



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Also on the same day

Music, text, direction and sound design: Elfyn Jones

Blodeuwedd: Anna Prowse

Gronw: Lars Fischer

Lleu: Peter Edge

Clarinet: Charlie Sheppard-Vine

Harp: Eluned Pierce

Cello: Nancy Redman