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Now, as part of the Royal Opera House’s Spring Season, he will present his debut opera on the Lyric Hammersmith stage. Director Tim Albery (Tannhauser) – one of Britain’s most experienced and venerated theatrical maestros – will create the production, while conductor Nicholas Kok leads the orchestra.
The libretto, written by the award-winning Melanie Challenger (Galatea), promises to pull opera right into the present day. Set over a single night in the gay club Pleasure, it tells the tale of staunch cleaning girl Val. When a young man leaves her a gift, however, the night takes a dark turn. With its contemporary plot and Simpson’s colourful music, this looks to be opera at the cutting edge.
|What||Pleasure, Lyric Hammersmith|
|Where||Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, W6 0QL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Hammersmith (Piccadilly and District lines) (underground)|
12 May 16 – 14 May 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Opera House|