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Icarus Opera Première – Interview with Composer Michael Zev Gordon and Director Orpha Phelan

Michael Zev Gordon’s first opera Raising Icarus with a libretto by Stephen Plaice, performed by a brilliant cast and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group conducted by Natalie Murray Beale will receive its first performances Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 April at The Rep Theatre, Birmigham. Here, Composers Edition’s Dan Goren talks with the composer together with the director Orpha Phelan about the production and the opera’s psychological heart.

The Icarus myth foreshadows modern parental preoccupations, and yet, until now, focus on the myth has remained rather simplistically on the image of ‘flying too close to the sun’. This much-anticipated opera from Michael Zev Gordon and Stephen Plaice explores the more profound psychology of the Icarus myth that has been overlooked in other tellings.

Raising Icarus
Michael Zev Gordon – Composer
Stephen Plaice – Librettist
Orphan Phelan – Director
Mads Boyd – Designer
Matt Haskins – Lighting Designer
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Natalie Murray Beale – Conductor
Cast: James Cleverton (Daedalus), Margo Arsana (Icarus), Andrew Slater (Minos), Galina Averina (Pasiphae), Lucy Schaufer (Ploycaste), William Morgan (Talus)



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