Compositions Opera Captain Blood's Revenge

Captain Blood's Revenge

(DER SCHATZ DES WILDEN PIRATEN) A Bold and Boisterous Pirate Opera for Young Audiences

Martin Riley

Captain Blood's Revenge

Brighton Festival

The Old Market Theatre, 11A Upper Market St, Hove
Brighton
BN3 1AS
GB

Produced by Glyndebourne

Cast: Salty Sue: mezzo soprano, Raggy Sam: tenor, Billy Bone: baritone, Captain Blood: bass
Ensemble: acc; pno; vln; db

The packed audience at The Old Market clearly enjoyed themselves. Many having come in pirate garb, they joined enthusiastically in the final chorus, dancing in the aisles. A cut above many other family operas… Captain Blood certainly deserves a future.

The Stage

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2013/brighton-festival-captain-blood-s-revenge-review-at-the-old-market-hove/

Commissioned by Glyndebourne

NOMINATED FOR A BRITISH COMPOSERS AWARD IN 2014

The audience become part of the story in this unique and magical work for the whole family. This is a mischievous, fun-filled introduction to the world of opera that combines slapstick humour with moments of operatic high drama. Larger-than-life characters, witty spoken dialogue, audience interaction and full-blooded opera singing combine to explore the universal story of a young family pulling together in stormy seas.





Captain Blood's Revenge opened at the Brighton Festival in May 2013 and toured the following autumn to Canterbury, Exeter, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Glyndebourne.

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