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An opera in two acts for orchestra, chorus & soloists,

based on David Jones' epic poem.


Libretto by Emma Jenkins and David Antrobus

Commissioned by the Nicholas John Trust with 14-18 NOW and WNO

First Performance 13th May 2016

First Performance at the Royal Opera House 29th June 2016

dir. David Pountney

cond. Carlo Rizzi


John Ball // Andrew Bidlack

Bard of Germania // Alexandra Deshorties

Bard of Britannia // Peter Coleman-Wright

Jenkins // George Humphreys

Lewis // Marcus Farnsworth

Dai Great Coat // Donald Maxwell

The Marne Sergeant // Graham Clark

"...technically exceptional" - The Stage

"...gripping and moving" - The Telegraph

"...a powerful act of remembrance."​ - The Independent

Photo © Bill Cooper

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