Opera Group Masterclass

The Opera Group Emerging Composers & Writers Mentoring ProjectI have been selected to participate in The Opera Group‘s ‘Emerging Composers and Writers Mentoring Project’. The two-day session will see 15 composers and 15 writers develop ideas and skills relating to the writing of opera, at Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the 9th and 10th of April.

Glyndebourne Opera composer-in-residence Julian Philips (pictured) will lead the Masterclass for composers, while Simon Christmas will explain the mysterious art of libretto writing to young writers. Following the event, a composer-writer duo will be commissioned to write a mini-opera for The Opera Group on a similar theme to their forthcoming production of Luke Bedford‘s new opera ‘Seven Angels‘.

The Opera Group, if you’ll excuse me quoting their website, is an award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned opera company, specialising in commissioning and producing new operas, whose aim is to merge the best of contemporary theatre and music. What a lovely thing, then, to go and get some of their expertise…