Libretto by Louise Welsh
Orchestration: 2(II=picc/afl).2(I,II=obd’A,corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=cbn)-22.214.171.124-perc(2)-harp-strings(10.8.6.6.4 / minimum 126.96.36.199.2)
Commissioned and premiered by Scottish Opera (2019)
Further productions at Theater Bielefeld (2023) and Salzburger Landestheater (sched. 2024)
Scottish Opera mini-site with full synopsis and photography
Operavision.eu mini-site with full synopsis
Jennifer France as Ice
The crew of the Anthropocene have discovered something strange in the ice. When they decide to break the block of ice open, it changes things for ever.
Vasco, trying to fix the ship's comms system, makes a fatal discovery.
Louise Welsh and Stuart MacRae talk about the origins of Anthropocene.