We were thrilled that The Monster went down well with the critics in London. Here’s a selection:
The Monster has made its way to London, appearing last night at the Barbican Centre.
The publishers of The Monster in the Maze, Edition Peters, have uploaded the score to Issuu to allow people to flip through and get a sense of how this work has been constructed.
Thomas Guthrie will stage direct The Monster in the Maze for the performance in London on 5 July 2015. In this video he talks about the challenges of semi-staging, and how he changes his approach when working with professionals and non-professionals.
With a month to go to the UK premiere of The Monster in the Maze here in London, the press has begun to pick up the story. Jonathan Dove has given an interview to Classical Music Magazine for their Premieres section, in which he describes the way in which he has written the piece not
LSO Choral Director Simon Halsey describes his role in The Monster in the Maze and the concept that is behind this work for both professional musicians and adult and young singers from the local communities in the three commissioning cities of Berlin, London and Aix-en-Provence.
Composer Jonathan Dove talks about how he worked with librettist Alasdair Middleton on his new opera The Monster in the Maze – particularly in scoring the work for large groups of singers, both adults and children, from the local community and who might not read music.
The LSO’s Community and Discovery Choirs, which are taking part in The Monster in the Maze in London, have been a big part of the LSO since the opening of LSO St Luke’s, the Orchestra’s music education centre, in 2003. We asked the choirs’ directors, Lucy Griffiths and David Lawrence, and choir members about their involvement.