Luke Styles: Macbeth
- Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 7:45pm
- Venue: Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House (UK) — Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, United Kingdom
Macbeth is the new opera from Australia-born, UK-based composer Luke Styles, a rising star in contemporary music. Styles became Glyndebourne’s first Young Composer in Residence in 2011 and held the post until 2014, with operatic works during his residency including Lovers Walk (2012) and Wakening Shadow (2013). Other theatre works include the acclaimed Handspun (ROH2, 2012), in collaboration with aerialist Ilona Jäntti, and the acerbic cabaret opera Unborn in America (2015).
For Macbeth Styles collaborates with American director Ted Huffman, who has also adapted the libretto from Shakespeare’s play. Huffman studied at Yale and on San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program; his work includes acclaimed productions of Cavalli’s Giasone and Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse for English Touring Opera.
Composer Luke Styles
Libretto William Shakespeare
Libretto adapted by Ted Huffman
Director Ted Huffman
Designer Kitty Callister
Lighting designer David Manion
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Featured Australian Works
||Macbeth : a chamber opera (2015) by Luke Styles|
— performed by Jeremy Bines and Glyndebourne Opera
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