We are delighted to share the video of Emma-Ruth Richards’ commissioned new work for the National Opera Studio project 12:42.
Emma-Ruth was one of the 12 composers commissioned to write an aria with 12 librettists to mark the National Opera Studio 40th anniversary year.
Synopsis: Celeste is trying to recall her voice. She has been marked out for a role she would rather not have accepted, and she is in need of a powerful sound.
You can also watch the 12:42 documentary on OperaVision, which was produced almost entirely in quarantine, exploring creative processes, isolation and digital connections.
Composers Edition is proud to publish Emma-Ruth Richards’ music, including Secure the Ghosts, which is available in our catalogue for perusal and purchase.