The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Date: Monday 15th June, 7pm
Venue: The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
A chance to see a new chamber opera in the making.  As part of Rough for Opera, a scratch night for new opera hosted and curated by Second Movement, four scenes from this new opera will be presented as a work-in-progress followed by a Q&A with audience feedback.

Created by Riot Ensemble’s Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum and librettist Peter Jones, the opera will star baritone Benedict Nelson and countertenor Rupert Enticknap in the single, tragic character of Donald Crowhurst.

See a full press release here.

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‘Wired’ wins audience prize at Annelie de Man

We had a wonderful time in Amsterdam this past week, giving the Dutch premiere of Chris Roe’s Wired at the Prix Annelie de Man.  We commissioned Chris’ piece as part of our Approaching Dutilleux project in 2014, and it won the audience prize as part of the composers’ competition in Amsterdam!


The Riot Ensemble rehearsing at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam