Road Rage, a new opera involving 200 local people

 Richard Stilgoe (satirist and writer) and Orlando Gough (composer) have created an intricate and fun community piece for a mixed age group, with themes drawn directly from schools and community groups local to Wormsley, in Buckinghamshire.

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The first world premiere to be presented at Garsington Opera will be Road Rage, a community opera involving over 200 amateur performers from local schools and the community.  The piece includes challenging choruses for slaves, activists and villagers, a youth chorus of rapping red kites from schools in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

The three Road Rage performances will enable over 2300 people to attend the opera at Wormsley,

Judi Herman has been along to rehearsals, and if you’d like to hear her interviews with the cast and producers – and for full details of performances – please click on “Judi Herman Interviews…” in the heading of this page.

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