• Details

    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

    Booking dates

    Members priority booking – 20 September 2018

    Public booking – 4 October 2018

    Performance Dates

    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

    Creative Team

    Composer Howard Moody

    Librettist Anna Moody

    Production Team

    Director Simon Iorio

    Assistant Director Morgan Richards

    Designer Cordelia Chisholm

    Lighting Designer Paul Pyant

    Movement Director Caitlin Fretwell Walsh

    Music Team

    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

    Community Chorus

  • Dates and Times

    Dates and Times

    Friday 1st March 20197:00pm
    Saturday 2nd March 20193:00pm
    Sunday 3rd March 20193:00pm

    The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 20 minute interval.