The Lighthouse (Opera)
This production arrived in London almost a year after its premiere at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.
Cast & Crew
|Composer||Peter Maxwell Davies|
|Lighting Designer||Mick Hughes|
Inspired by a true story. In December 1900 a lighthouse supply ship call the Hesperus, based in Stromness, Orkney, went on its routine tour of duty to the Flannon Isles in the Outer Hebrides. The lighthouse was empty – all three beds and the table looked as if they had been left in a hurry and the lamp, through out, was in perfect working order, but the men had disappeared into thin air.
‘This striking piece of music theatre thoroughly merited the ovation it brought composer and performers.’ (Anne Morley-Priestman – The Stage Archive Jul 23 1981 Page 21)
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