Jennifer France in Dusapin's Passion
Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta announce new partnership10:42, 9th October 2018
Music Theatre Wales (MTW) and the London Sinfonietta have announced a new association which will see the two companies creating and touring new music theatre across the UK.
The partnership aims to involve a diverse range of composers, writers, conductors, directors and performers in work made for a range of audiences.
The London Sinfonietta will perform in all MTW’s productions and will contribute to the selection of repertoire and conductors.
The two companies will together create New Directions, a development and performance scheme that reaches out to more artists and new audiences. The aim of this scheme is to re-imagine the work that both companies make and challenge perceptions about who makes it and who it is made for. The scheme is due to launch formally in 2019.
Michael McCarthy, artistic director of MTW, described the partnership as a ‘huge privilege’ and a ‘moment of significant change.’ He added: ‘We look forward together to introducing inspiring new work to ever wider audiences across Wales and England and hopefully internationally as we take these productions on tour.’
The repertoire for the first three-year period of collaboration includes the UK premiere of Passion by Pascal Dusapin (2018), The Intelligence Park by Gerald Barry (2019), and Denis and Katya by Philip Venables and Ted Huffman (2020).