To See The Invisible

Howard | Dimitrijevic | Ayling

The new chamber opera, based on a short sci-fi story by
Robert Silverberg, will premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival 2018.

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PRS Funding

July 2017

PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund Grant for new chamber opera
To See The Invisible

Emily is delighted to have received a PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund grant to complete her first full-scale chamber opera To See The Invisible, with writer Selma Dimitrijevic and director Dan Ayling, based on a short sci-fi story by Robert Silverberg.

Aldeburgh Music Residency Part 2

January 2017

Aldeburgh Music Residency Part 2

During their second Aldeburgh Music Residency, the creative team worked with singers Lucy Goddard and Simon Whiteley as well as saxophonist Joshua Hyde and percussionist Noam Bierstone.

Threnos Release

September 2016

Threnos Release

Described by BBC Music Magazine as exemplifying ‘a deep concern for the human and the raw power of sound’, ‘Threnos’ (2015), an inspiration for the sonic world of the opera, was recorded by Lucy Goddard and Simon Whiteley, and released on Emily’s NMC Debut Disc Magnetite in September 2016.

showcase

April 2017

22 Mansfield St. Opera Showcase

The creative team were in conversation with Sally Groves about the development of To See The Invisible at an opera showcase held at 22 Mansfield Street. The event concluded with the world premiere live performance of Emily’s song ‘Threnos’, an inspiration for the sonic world of the opera, given by Natalie Raybould and Julien Van Mellaerts.

Aldeburgh Music Residency Part 1

October 2016

Aldeburgh Music Residency Part 1

The creative team completed the first of two research and development residencies at Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music – an opportunity for each artist to develop a practical understanding of the relationship between composer, librettist and director.

2015

In 2015

Emily composed a song, ‘Threnos’, an inspiration for the sonic world of the opera. Emily, Selma and Dan were awarded Arts Council England funding and Aldeburgh Residencies to develop a chamber opera together.

Emily, Selma and Dan gratefully acknowledge support from Arts Council England, Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music, The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust,
The Royal Northern College of Music and Christoph & Marion Trestler. Emily Howard is supported by PRS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund.