I met up with the cast of The Snow Child during one of their rehearsals in Trinity College Chapel. They are going to the Edinburgh Fringe in August to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Here is an early sneak preview from the opera.
‘Midwinter. Invincible. Immaculate.’
The Count and the Countess go riding through a field of snow, where they find a young girl – the perfect girl, the girl of the Count’s dreams and desires. As the three ride on together and their story turns to tragedy, three narrators watch and wait.
Owain Park’s operatic adaptation of Angela Carter’s dark and intense fairy tale is a brilliant and haunting new chamber work from a brilliant young composer – receiving strong reviews for its choral writing, its poeticism, and its evocation of an icy and barren landscape.
Text from Camdram.
Count – Peter Lidbetter
Countess – Amber Evans
Girl – Helena Moore
First Narrator – Hannah King
Second Narrator – Ed Roberts
Third Narrator – Sam Mitchell
Director – Gareth Mattey
Composer – Owain Park
Musical Director – Owain Park
Producer – Kevin Forde
Lighting Designer – Zoe Higgins
Assistant Producer – Eimear Ryan-Charleton
Assistant Musical Director – Chris Moore
Publicity Designer – Oscar Yang