Opera Sparks 2018

Little Black Lies
Music Matthew Whiteside Words Helene Grøn

Then to the Elements
Music Lewis Murphy Words Laura Attridge

Words & Music Henry McPherson

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The winners of Opera Sparks 2018, the Scottish Opera competition launched last April to give young people an opportunity to compose a new opera for performance, have been selected.

The winning entries are Little Black Lies, by composer/librettist team Matthew Whiteside and Helene Grøn, an as yet untitled work by Lewis Murphy and Laura Attridge, and Maud by composer/librettist, Henry McPherson.

The Opera Sparks winners are awarded a commissioning fee of £3,500 and receive mentoring support from Scottish Opera's experts throughout the creative process. The three Opera Sparks works – each 15 minutes in length – will be performed in April 2018 by Scottish Opera’s youth company, Connect, in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Main image:  (left to right) Lewis Murphy, Henry McPherson, Helene Grøn, Laura Attridge and Matthew Whiteside. Photo Julie Broadfoot

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Opera Sparks 2018 winners (left to right) Matthew Whiteside, Henry McPherson, Laura Attridge, Helene Grøn and Lewis Murphy. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit Julie Broadfoot..jpg (1)