July 27, July 29 and August 3, 2017
Manchester Opera Project presents Festival ONE : three evenings of dramatic works for the voice with a focus on the monologue. The festival includes premieres of three MOP commissioned monodramas by composers Laura Bowler, Ailís Ní Ríain, Michael Rose and Philip Venables, readings of new operas in progress by Marco Galvani and Jonathan Higgins and an unforgettable performance by Manchester poet Tom Jenks of his MOP commissioned libretto, Crabtree (the libretto) for solo voice and imaginary bear. The reading will be accompanied by live, improvised double bass. Special mystery guest poet as “the bear”. Full details here.