• Ellen Reid
  • The Shell Trial (2023)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Dutch National Opera, in co-production with Het Geluid (Maastricht), Opera Philhadelphia and Bregenz Festival.

Commissioner exclusivity applies

  • Maximum 30 players
  • Children's choir 30 minimum plus 8 ensemble soloists
  • Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Bass Baritone
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • Roxie Perkins
  • English

Scores

Features

  • Opera Highlights Summer Fall 2024
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    • Ahead of Opera America’s 2024 Opera Conference and the World Opera Forum, Wise Music Classical invites you to explore new highlights from our opera catalogue. Across major premieres, new productions, and first recordings, our composers and their collaborators explore both timely issues and the timeless themes of love, desire, and belonging.
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    • New Opera Highlights from Wise Music Classical
    • Wise Music Classical invites you to explore new highlights from our opera catalogue. In these recent and upcoming premieres, new productions, and premiere recordings, our composers and their creative collaborators explore subjects ranging from the historical (Hadrian, X: The Life and Times of Malcom X, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) to the futuristic (Oryx and Crake), the fantastic (El Ultimo Sueño de Frida y Diego, Florencia en el Amazonas, Die Kinder des Sultans) to the thoroughly contemporary (Grounded, Blue, Innocence, The Shell Trial). Threaded throughout these works are perennial themes of loss, longing, magic, art-making, and community.

More Info

  • Opera on a Trial
    • Opera on a Trial
    • 7th March 2024
    • Ellen Reid and librettist Roxie Perkins' new opera 'The Shell Trial' premieres at the Dutch National Opera this March
  • Ellen Reid in Amsterdam
    • Ellen Reid in Amsterdam
    • 25th July 2023
    • In March 2024 Dutch National Opera will present the world premiere of The Shell Trial by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins, based on the prize winning play De Zaak Shell by Rebekka de Witt and Anoek Nuyens.