Stage Works

Deep Waters Go Fish (2000)

  • A children's opera
  • Text: Christie Dickason
  • 8 main solos, chorus from 20 upwards, flute, clarinet/sax, keyboard, cello, bass and percussion
  • Duration: 60'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by W11 Opera
  • First performance December 2000  |  W11 Opera, conducted by Philip Colman  |  St James Norlands, London
  • A blend of 'The Tempest' and the serious issues of over-fishing in an entertaining aquatic context.
  • Further information available

Divine Pursuits (1995)

  • A mythological musical
  • Text: Sarah Dawson
  • 3 solos, chorus from 20 upwards, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, keyboard, percussion
  • Duration: 60'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by Combe Bank School
  • First performance March 1995  |  Soloists, chorus and band from Combe Bank School, conducted by Georgina Roberts  |  Combe Bank School, Kent
  • An entertaining angle on the Odysseus myth

King Leo (1993) - reviews available

  • An eco musical or cantata
  • Text: Sarah Dawson
  • 7 solo parts, chorus from 20 upwards. Three different instrumentations - piano, clarinet and percussion, or flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion or for full orchestra
  • Duration: 60' as a musical, 45
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by Combe Bank School
  • First performance March 1993  |  Soloists, chorus and band from Combe Bank School, conducted by Georgina Roberts  |  Combe Bank School, Kent
  • Featured on Blue Peter
  • Programme note available
  • Further information available

Airborne (2014) chamber opera (more information to follow)

  • Chamber opera in one act
  • Libretto: Andy Rashleigh
  • Soprano and baritone soloist
  • Ensemble: flute (picc. alto flute); clarinet (bass clarinet); violin; cello; harp; percussion.
  • Duration: 30'
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned jointly by the Presteigne Festival and Nova Music
  • First performance 29 July 2014, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London by Nova Music Opera; 
  • Donna Lennard, soprano; Henry Manning, baritone, Nova Music Ensemble, conductor, George Vass.