Bolted – An Opera for Cello, Voices and Soundscape

3 november 2012, 14:30

(world première)

An opera for voices, cello and soundscape

Music: Pippa Murphy
Libretto and Direction: Ben Harrison
Performers: Angela Hardie, Daniel Keating-Roberts, Robin Mason

In the stable block, three beings are locked in a triangle. Amidst the sounds of shifting hay, and heavy breath, a girl grooms her horse, plaiting the mane, brushing the coat, more sensuous and shimmering than any human skin… The boy, adrift, fascinated by the girl, his eyes locked on her hands as they weave the hair and make all perfect in the stall. But where is his place? The doleful, mysterious eye of the horse, liquid and dark, looks upon the boy and upon the girl. Who will run? Can we lock the stable door after the horse has bolted?

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