Premiere of New Opera Scene at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre | 16-18 February 2012
Pavlik Morozov, a short opera scene with a libretto by Freddie Machin, will be premiered and performed over three evenings at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre 16-18 February as part of the Exposure: Opera series. Exposure: Opera shows the best new writing by opera composers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Fragments of new scenes will be presented alonside slices of fully-completed works, world premieres and future commissions in development.
In 1932, the life of the very poor and barely literate Russian schoolboy transcended cult and legend to become historical fact. Pavlik Morozov explores the proposition of State vs family which Stalin posed to his people and how that impacts on the relationship of a father and daughter. This scene is an extract from a chamber opera currently in development.
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