7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
24th April, 2018
By Philip Venables
Based on the play by Sarah Kane
Richard Baker conductor
Ted Huffman director
Hannah Clark designer
Pierre Martin video designer
D.M. Wood lighting designer
South Intermedia sound designer
A revival of the critically-acclaimed opera by Philip Venables, the Guildhall School and Royal Opera’s first Doctoral Composer-in-Residence. 4.48 Psychosis received its premiere in May 2016. It went on to win the award for Achievement in Opera at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards, an Olivier Award nomination and the 2017 Royal Philhamonic Society Award for Large-Scale Composition.
Venables is the first to set music to a play by Sarah Kane. Despite the dark nature of its subject and the eventual fate of its troubled creator, 4.48 Psychosis is a work that contains humour and warmth as well as tremendous emotional power, all of them underlined in Venables’ entirely original and hard-hitting operatic version.