A new operatic
prequel to The Tempest performed by the BBC Singers is to headline the Contemporary
Music Festival 2019: Multiverse in Plymouth.
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.
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.