Troy is under siege. In the city, the old King recounts the events leading up to the war, waiting for his own death. All the familiar characters and stories – Hector and Achilles, Paris, Helen and the gods – are brought to life in this memorable meditation on the futility of war. Brilliant, insightful and musically gripping, King Priam is a prime example of British opera at its best.
Musically charming and dreamlike, this cross between an opera and a musical re-creates the great myth of the American frontier – peopled by a giant, singing geese and cats, dancing Swedes, lumberjacks, and good and bad cooks. The score is brilliantly inventive, mixing elements of blues, folk songs and hymns in a witty and irreverent response to the American Dream.