Stuart MacRae & Huw Watkins: Beyond Borders
Music Theatre Wales, Scottish Opera
From 2010 through to 2012, Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera intend to collaborate on and tour a co-commission and co-production. They propose to jointly commission two new operas which reinforce the growing connections between the two companies and celebrate their shared creativity: one from Scottish composer-librettist team of Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh, the other from Welsh team Huw Watkins and Gary Owen. Each opera will last around 45 minutes.
The new operas will be presented as a double-bill, premiering at Glasgow Theatre Royal in 2012 before following Scottish Opera’s main stage touring circuit encompassing Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Music Theatre Wales will then present the operas on their touring circuit in Wales and England, including the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House as well as Oxford Playhouse, Sherman Cymru Cardiff, RNCM Manchester etc.
The project is expected to have 15 performances across the UK with an estimated audience of 8,500 people. The exact dates and performers are to be confirmed soon.