The National Opera Studio's last residency of the year marks the centenary of the end of World War I
The National Opera Studio has a regular December residency with Opera North, culminating in a performance accompanied by Members of the Orchestra of Opera North and conducted by the company's Head of Music, David Cowan. Following the performance in Leeds there is a London showing.
This year’s programme Last Days, devised and directed by Tim Albery, moves from the gaiety of pre-war Europe’s nightclubs into an apocalyptic vision of the War’s outbreak, the impact of the war on the men and women caught up in it and the increasingly shocking circumstances with raw and mournful songs and texts from Schoenberg, Berg, Satie, Ives, E.E Cummings, Elgar, Butterworth and Gurney, among others.
The National Opera Studio Young Artists, in collaboration with Opera North, will perform Tim Albery’s Last Days, at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds on December 8, followed by a London showing at the Bridewell Theatre on December 10.