Very pleased to be working on a new setting of Shakespeare sonnets for Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), commissioned by the Lake District Summer Music Festival for its 40th anniversary season. First performance scheduled 5 August 2014.
Divine Art’s CD / DVD recording of Ed Hughes’s opera ‘When the Flame Dies’ continues to attract excellent reviews including International Record Review: ‘one of the more arresting and distinctive chamber operas to have emerged in the UK over recent years’ (Richard Whitehouse). Pierre Rigaudiere in L’avant-scene Opera writes ‘The device with video and light projections is the best possible approach to this beautiful piece. Brilliant, energetic music, whose most immediately noticeable quality is its clarity… the language is open and attractive, very harmonically inventive… a production of high standing’. ‘exciting orchestral treatment… shimmering timbres’ (Laurent Bury, Forum Opera).