The Day After (2015)

Opera in One Act   70 minutes

Written specifically to be performed outside, The Day After, offers a post-Apocalyptic setting of the myth of Phaeton who, in searching for his sun god father Phoebus, loses himself in the role of impetuous youth and fancies himself as a god.

 

“Spectacular in the highest degree” Theaterkrant

“An innovative spectacle” Opera Magazine

“A blazing coup de theatre the audience is unlikely to forget” Bachtrack

Libretto by April de Angelis

Commissioned by Holland Opera with assistance from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation

First performance: 29th June 2015, Holland Opera, Fort Rijnauwen near Utrecht .

Instrumentation

1/picc,11,sax/alto,1 : 221+bass,0 : 00001 : hp : perc

2 soprano, contralto, tenor, bass-baritone