The Lighthouse & In the Locked Room
Stephen Unwin – director
Michael Rosewell – conductor
Hannah Wolfe – designer
Peter Maxwell Davies – The Lighthouse
Huw Watkins – In the Locked Room
Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling and mysterious operas by Peter Maxwell Davies and Huw Watkins.
In Maxwell Davies’ chamber opera, three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappear from a remote Scottish Isle on a windy and rain-lashed night in 1900. What unfolds is based on a chilling and haunting real-life account found in Craig Mair’s book A Star for Seamen: The Stevenson Family of Engineers.
Prepare yourselves for an equally gripping psychological drama in RCM alumnus Huw Watkins’ In the Locked Room. Described by the composer as ‘inward-looking and reflective, grappling with deep emotion’, this one-act opera explores the power of the mind and its influence on a person’s actions.