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Deborah Warner : The Between Worlds team on creating a new opera | English National Opera

A world premiere from composer Tansy Davies's inspired by the events of 9/11.

Tansy Davies's Between Worlds: 11 – 25 April at the Barbican Theatre | Tickets from £16 (plus booking fee) | Book now:

About Between Worlds:

Tansy Davies's highly anticipated first opera is a sensitive, spiritual and ultimately uplifting journey inspired by the events of 9/11. A disparate group of individuals is trapped high up in one of the Twin Towers, caught between earth and heaven, life and death.

Described as possessing a 'rare power to remind listeners of their own inner freedom' (The Guardian), Davies's distinctive sound world combines unrestrained exuberance with emotional depth. She collaborates with the acclaimed director Deborah Warner (Death in Venice) and librettist Nick Drake to present this world premiere.

Contemporary music specialist Gerry Cornelius conducts a cast that includes ENO favourite Susan Bickley and counter-tenor Andrew Watts, together with ENO Harewood Artist Rhian Lois and mezzo-soprano Clare Presland.

Between Worlds cast and creative team:

Conductor: Gerry Cornelius
Director: Deborah Warner
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman
Movement Director: Kim Brandstrup
Video Designer: Tal Yarden
Music Programming: Tom Kilworth

Shaman: Andrew Watts
Janitor: Eric Greene
Younger Woman: Rhian Lois
Realtor: Clare Presland
Younger Man: William Morgan
Older Man: Philip Rhodes
Mother: Susan Bickley

Tansy Davies's Between Worlds: 11 – 25 April at the Barbican Theatre | Tickets from £16 (plus booking fee) | Book now:

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