Time passes like clockwork, until everything changes… The world premiere of rising star composer Tom Coult's new opera with a libretto by acclaimed playwright Alice Birch.
Minutes and Seconds and Hours take
Centuries to fall into days.
Last night I thought I felt it quicken.
And I willed it on.
In a muddied nightdress, in a country kitchen, Violet finally smiles. All these years her tired daily routine has been dictated by the inescapable chime of the Clock Tower. Tick tock. Take your tablets. Tick tock. Husband will be home soon. Until the night she feels time quicken.
An hour disappears.
Each day. Every day.
And she’s never felt more alive.
With the townspeople in crisis, can Violet finally escape?
Combining the acclaimed talents of playwright Alice Birch, known for her powerful female-centred writing, and rising star composer Tom Coult, this is opera for now and about now.
Watch the opening performance of Violet on Friday 3 June at 7.30pm