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Wandsworth High Street
London SW18 4HZ  
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Kathryn HarriesDirector
Emily Gottleib**General Manager
Mark ShanahanHead of Music
Katya KazakevichArtistic Planning Manager
Nicholas ​Boyd-VaughanEngagement and Communications Manager
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Each Unhappy in its Own WayJun 2015
The National Opera Studios' latest showcase features dysfunctional families

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way wrote Tolstoy in Anna Karenina.  This is the theme for the National Opera Studio summer showcase of opera scenes directed by Keith Warner and conducted by Mark Shanahan.  All taken from contemporary works the scenes are linked to magnify familiar tensions, presenting the grotesque and often humorous friction created by unruly children; liaisons between husbands, wives and mistresses; and the mayhem that unfolds in the pursuit of domestic bliss.  Composers include Stephen Sondheim, John Adams, Jonathan Dove, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Adès and David Blake.

Unhappy Families The National Opera Studio’s summer showcase has two performances at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells on June 4 and 5.  There is a free pre-performance talk on June 4.