The Intelligence Park
Music Theatre Wales and Royal Opera House with London Sinfonietta
Saturday 12 October 7.30pm
Music by Gerald Barry
Libretto by Vincent Deane
Jessica Cottis conductor
Nigel Lowery director/designer
Dublin, 1753. A frustrated and impoverished opera composer’s work goes into a spin when he falls for his lead castrato – but then the castrato elopes with the composer’s rich fiancée, causing chaos and catastrophe all round.
Gerald Barry’s operas are like no other – daring, surreal, and often laugh-out-loud funny. The Intelligence Park exploded onto the stage in London in 1990, introducing a unique operatic voice to the world. Almost 30 years on, director/designer Nigel Lowery’s new, messed-up Baroque production rediscovers its zoo of emotions, characters and absurdities in a blurring of imagination and reality, as it explores notions of sexuality, creativity and obligation.
6.30pm // Carole Nash Recital Room
TALK – With Michael McCarthy (Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales)
Promoted by RNCM in association with Music Theatre Wales