A new opera about love, loss and divided lands.
Alex, leader of Orientis, has divided his people, casting out many to live on the island of Aquila. This includes Maya, his own mother. In the wake of a murder, the two communities are brought together again and Maya returns. In fear, Alex is driven to new extremes and a forbidden boundary is drawn through the water. Yet Alex’s daughter Elin has fallen in love with Korimako from Aquila and in a quest to be reunited with him and her grandmother, she attempts the dangerous journey. From what follows, unrest spirals and the conscience of the people and their leader is forced to the surface.
The opera is brought to life by a multi-genre score composed by Howard Moody and includes elements of classical, world and jazz music. The chorus of around 80 local auditioned singers are an active, shaping force of the drama, expressing the emotional effects of separation and political divide. Their music is woven together and led by five professional singers and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Tickets are £15
Members priority booking – 20 September 2018
Public booking – 4 October 2018
1, 2 and 3 March 2019
Agreed is made possible with the support of MariaMarina Foundation, Arts Council England, The Chalk Cliff Trust, John S Cohen Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, RVW Trust, Jules and Cheryl Burns, Joanna Dickson Leach, George and Patti White, and in memory of Jeffrey Vaughan Martin through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.
Cast and creative team
Composer Howard Moody
Librettist Anna Moody
Director Simon Iorio
Assistant Director Morgan Richards
Designer Cordelia Chisholm
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Movement Director Caitlin Fretwell Walsh
Conductor Howard Moody
Assistant Conductor/Chorus Master Lee Reynolds
Repetiteur Caroline Jaya-Ratnam
Violin Anna Cooper
Guitar Adrian Zolotuhin
Kora Sura Susso
Udu Buster Birch
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment + youth players
Kronos Zara Mcfarlane
Elin Nazan Fikret
Alex Michael Wallace
Maya Louise Winter
Korimako Tom Scott-Cowell
Dates and Times
Dates and Times
Friday 1st March 2019 7:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2019 3:00pm Sunday 3rd March 2019 3:00pm
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 20 minute interval.