A dissatisfied man digs down from his garden to hell, then all the way up to heaven in search of meaning. Richard Ayres’ new semi-staged music theatre piece No. 50 (The Garden) is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age, inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Ayres’ distinctive style of extremes proved a sensation in his last semi-staged concert work with the London Sinfonietta; In the Alps (2010) and his latest is sure to offer a truly memorable experience, created to mark our 50th Anniversary.
Richard Ayres No. 50 (The Garden) (UK premiere of a London Sinfonietta co-commission)
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Joshua Bloom bass
Martha Colburn visual artist
Commissioned by Asko|Schönberg and the London Sinfonietta with initial development funded by The Royal Opera
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