Tenor Mark Padmore gives a powerhouse performance in Tansy Davies and Nick Drake’s stark new chamber opera about grief and ecological disaster and responsibility
Three years ago composer Tansy Davies and writer Nick Drake collaborated on Between Worlds, an opera set in the World Trade Center on 9/11, produced at the Barbican with English National Opera. Some felt the piece foundered on its choice of subject– that the tragedy was just too big to be contained on stage. But Davies and Drake disagreed, and their subject for their next work, commissioned for the London Sinfonietta’s 50th anniversary and staged with the Royal Opera, is if anything more ambitious.
Cave review – Tansy Davies's ambitious dystopia is small only in size