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World Premiere at Cheltenham Festival

Rebecca will sing with Nova Music Opera conducted by George Vass on Sunday 15th July 2018 at The Cheltenham Festival in the world premiere performance of Joseph Phibbs’ new chamber opera Juliana

Midsummer’s eve on a Swedish water-side estate – the night is short and passions run high in Joseph Phibbs’ intriguing new chamber opera. Juliana is recovering from a broken engagement; with her father away on business, she has only a canary for company. She’s bored and depressed, so goes to the kitchen in search of distraction…

Laurie Slade’s libretto brilliantly transplants Strindberg’s most celebrated play Miss Julie (1899) to a contemporary Swedish setting, exploring the transgression of class, immigration and social and sexual boundaries. Phibbs’ trademark breadth of instrumental colour and vocal expression will make for a stellar world premiere performance.

Supported by The Cheltenham Music Festival Society

A co-production between Nova Music Opera, Presteigne Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, the John S Cohen Foundation, the PRS for Music Foundation and the RVW Trust.

Follow this link to The Cheltenham Festival website for further details and ticket sales