NOVEMBER 10TH & 11TH
The world premiere of a new youth opera exploring the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes.
Belongings, a newly commissioned opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in- Residence) tracks the journeys of two groups of young people, divided by decades but united by the geographical displacement they experience.
Accompanied by their teacher, a group of evacuees board the train from London to Lewes to escape the Blitz, singing of the exciting adventure they anticipate in the countryside. Their optimism fades as they begin to pine for home, and one group decides to run away.
Meanwhile, in the present day, a group of refugee children are re-building their recently demolished shelters. They try to remain positive while contemplating the dangerous final stage of their journeys.
Sung in English with English supertitles