Bury Court Opera: Aurora
Aurora by Noah Mosely
Libretto by Elisabetta Campeti
Thursday 21 Feb (premiere) - Informal. Tickets £80 or £110 including two course dinner
Saturday 23 Feb - Black tie. Tickets £98 or £165 including three course dinner, wine and coffee
Based on an Italian folk story and set in the Dolomite mountains, the libretto tells the tale of King Doleda whose daughter is withering before his eyes as she suffers from a terrible ‘illness of the night’ which also took her mother. He is desperate to save her, and when the King encounters a charismatic Wise Woman in the woods, the Princess’s journey of self-knowledge, spiritual awakening, sacrifice and love is set in motion. The powerful story deeply resonates with our modern times. Aurora is the second opera BCO has commissioned from Noah Mosley. His first, Mad King Suibhne was very well received when it premiered at Bury Court in 2017 (‘Mosley has a gift for melody’). The new libretto is written by Elisabetta Campeti who studied creative writing in New York and who has written novels and plays in Italian and English.
Aurora is directed by Aylin Bozok (Pelléas et Mélisande, The Rake’s Progress) Aylin won the Whatsonstage Best Newcomer to the UK Operatic Scene Award, 2013 and works extensively in Europe and the UK.
Conductor Noah Mosley
Director Aylin Bozok
Designer Holly Pigott
Lighting Designer Ben Pickersgill
Aurora - Isolde Roxby
Prince - Dominic Bowe
Wild Woman - Katherine Aitken
King - Andrew Tipple
Big Mountain Witch - Jean-Max Lattemann
Prince, Owl - Magid El Bushra
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