Compositions Children_young People Gwyneth And The Green Knight

Gwyneth and the Green Knight

(GLYNIS UND DER GRÜNE RITTER) An Opera for Family Audiences in Two Acts

Martin Riley

Gwyneth Premiere

Theatr Brycheiniog

Canal Wharf
Brecon
LD3 7EW
GB

Premiere production by Music Theatre Wales

Cast:
Gwyneth - soprano
Morgan le Fay/Lady Bertilak - mezzo-soprano
Gawain - tenor
Arthur/Ma Ogre - baritone
Father/Lancelot/Pa Ogre - bass baritone
The Green Knight/Lord Bertilak - bass
Mordred/Anselm/Baby Ogre - boy treble

Ensemble: fl(pc); ob(ca); hn; tr; trb; 2pc; hp; 2vn; va; vc; db.

...magic to rival Merlin.

The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2002/apr/16/artsfeatures7

Gwyneth is a smash-hit

The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/gwyneth-and-the-green-knight-theatr-brycheiniog-brecon-9273711.html

Composed with support from the Arts Council of England (libretto) and Stephen Arlen Memorial Award (music).

BRITISH COMPOSERS AWARD WINNER 2003

A magical introduction to opera for families. A retelling of the Arthurian tale, ‘Gawain and the Green Knight’ through the eyes of Gwyneth, a young peasant girl. Magic, mayhem and hilarity ensue as Gwyneth accompanies Gawain on his quest to find the terrifying and mischievous Green Knight.

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