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The Intelligence Park

Music Theatre Wales and Royal Opera House with London Sinfonietta

Saturday 12 October 7.30pm

RNCM Theatre

MTW-The Intelligence Park

Music by Gerald Barry
Libretto by Vincent Deane
Jessica Cottis conductor
Nigel Lowery director/designer
London Sinfonietta

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

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Saturday 12 October 7.30pm - Tickets £18