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And London Burned
October 2016
Temple Church, London

Great Fire of London

An opera set over the four days of the Great Fire of London, as witnessed by a law student of the Inner Temple.

1hr 15mins (approx.); five singers; seven instrumentalists.

Composer: Matt Rogers
Librettist: Sally O'Reilly

     
      The Virtues of Things
2015

The Virtues of Things

The opera The Virtues of Things premiered in May 2015 at The Royal Opera House, London,
then toured to Aldeburgh Music, Snape, and Opera North, Leeds.

1hr 15mins; five singers; ten instrumentalists.

Composer: Matt Rogers
Librettist: Sally O'Reilly

For more information and images see the Royal Opera House website.
     
      Song for Insomniac Riggers
2015
Wigmore Hall

Composer: Christopher McCormack
Librettist: Sally O'Reilly

7mins; one singer, 4 instrumentalists, electronics

To be sung by oilrig workers in the North Sea to overcome sleeplessness caused by rough seas, remoteness and the psychological pressures of heavy industry. It is a holistic treatment that draws on ancient sheep-counting techniques, the invocation of saints and the oral exorcism of mental disturbances.

Performed as part of Voiceworks, sung by Claire Lees.

     
     

Recurrent
2013

Recurrent

Performed at Riverside Studios, part of the Lite Bites programme in the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival.

10 mins; two singers; three instrumentalists.

Composer: Matt Rogers
Librettist: Sally O'Reilly