The 2017 CD release of Thomas Hyde’s single man opera That Man Stephen Ward has been very well received, most recently as featured on BBC Radio 3’s Record review. Performed by baritone Damian Thantrey with George Vass conducting the Nova Music Opera Ensemble, the work takes a satirical almost farcical approach to the infamous Profumo Affair. Described by the BBC’s Andrew McGregor as “Captivating, Ingenious, Funny, Surprising and Poignant” it focusses on the society osteopath who introduced Christine Keeler (who died recently) to government minister John Profumo – Stephen Ward
You can here Andrew McGregor discuss it with Tom McKinney until 29 January on the bbc website (The discussion starts at 2h37m into the programme)Listen
Described on Planet Hugill as “A brilliant performance in the title role illuminates this fascinating new opera about the Profumo affair” the CD is a Resonus Classics Release.Buy CD / Download
Thomas Hyde’s new Magnificat was recently premiered at the Brugge Concertgebouw (who also commissioned it) by The Sixteen and Eamonn Dougan who went on to perform it again in Antwerp. We look forward to publishing it and the prospect of a UK premiere soon.
Tags: Andrew McGregor, Brugge Concertgebouw, Christine Keeler, Damian Thantrey, Eamonn Dougan, George Vass, John Profumo, Magnificat, Nova Music Opera Ensemble, Resonus Classics, That Man Stephen Ward, The Sixteen, Thomas Hyde