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28 April - 30 April 2022


Raising Icarus was a new chamber opera at the Birmingham Rep that breaks open the ancient myth to reveal its contemporary, psychological heart - how parental expectation and aspiration risk harming our children. Composed by Michael Zev Gordon with libretto by Stephen Plaice.

Orpha Phelan directed this production with set and costume design by Madeleine Boyd and Lighting by Matt Haskins. Natalie Beale Murray conducted it with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Raising Icarus was the second Barber Opera production managed by eStage, which will be working with them again in 2023.

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