The Lighthouse by Maxwell Davies is now touring

The Lighthouse by Maxwell Davies is now touring
Peter Maxwell Davies' most frequently performed opera, The Lighthouse, is now touring around the UK with English Touring Opera.

Written in 1979, this operatic work is based on the un-solved mystery of 3 lighthouse keepers, who all vanished from their lighthouse on a remote Scottish island. Maxwell Davies got the original inspiration for the work from reading Craig Mair's book on the Stevenson family of Edinburgh, who produced several generations of lighthouse engineers. In December 1900, the lighthouse supply ship went on a routine trip to the Flannan Isles, and found it completely empty.
The opera consists of a prologue and one act. The Prologue is set in a Court of Inquiry, where the three officers of the lighthouse ship are questioned by the orchestra about the disappearance of the lighthouse keepers. The main act (subtitled as The Cry of the Beast) is set inside the lighthouse, with the three keepers who eventually vanish.


Richard Baker conductor

Ted Huffman director

Neil Irish designer

Guy Hoare lighting designer

Adam Tunnicliffe tenor - Sandy

Nicholas Merryweather baritone - Blazes

Richard Mosley-Evans bass - Arthur


October 11 & 13 2012 - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. SOLD OUT

October 16 2012 - West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. BOOK NOW

October 24 2012 - Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter. BOOK NOW

November 1 2012 - Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Sreet, Harrogate. BOOK NOW

November 6 2012 - Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath. BOOK NOW

November 9 2012 - Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape. BOOK NOW

For more information, please visit the English Touring Opera website.

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