A new operatic prequel to The Tempest performed by the BBC Singers is to headline the Contemporary Music Festival 2019: Multiverse in Plymouth.
Professor Eduardo Miranda’s Lampedusa will premiere at the annual festival, which takes place at the University from 22–24 February.
Lampedusa will be performed at the festival Gala Concert on Saturday 23 February by the acclaimed choir, as it makes a rare visit to Devon for the event.
The opera features a libretto written in Vōv – a language created by Hollywood ‘conlanger’ David J Peterson. Peterson is responsible for the Game of Thrones tongues Dothraki and High Valyrian and many others developed for the big and small screen, and will open the festival with a talk entitled ‘On Designing Languages for Would-be Worlds’.
Vōv has been created exclusively for Professor Miranda and the festival, the fruit of a collaboration between the scientist-composer and Peterson going back to 2016.