Libretto by the composer
after George MacDonald's novel,
Modern Music Theatre Troupe,
cond. Chris Willis,
dir. Chris Newell.
Camden Opera Festival, London
sop, mezzo, tenor, bass.
by Camden Festival.
John Tucker & Lucinda Broadbridge in Phantastes
...an effective lyrical declamation against a small array of keyboards and percussion with both tonal
and atonal implications. Additionally (for the first time in opera?) the Irish Union bagpipe imparts a wild menace when the
hero is approached by the evil shadow. Music & Musicians