March 2, 2014

The Six Swans

Notes & Reviews
This newly commissioned opera for Storm of Stories 2014, by composer Richard Chew and librettist Jehane Markham, was an exciting and ambitious community project bringing together students from Aldeburgh Primary and Alde Valley High schools, a locally drawn scratch choir, soloists Robert Murray (Bob Boles in Grimes on the Beach), soprano Melanie Pappenheim, dancer Anusha Subramanyam and actor Matt Prendergast. The production also featured a nine piece ensemble drawn from Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Wonderful Beast’s own instrumentalists, conducted by the composer and the chorus director.

“Absolutely superb show, wonderful singing, great acting, heavenly orchestra and choir and enchanting production. It really worked brilliantly. We went home filled with wonder.”
- Liz Calder, Publisher