Second Movement, founded in 2004, provides a platform for
young musicians, designers, & directors to work together on the professional production of fully staged opera. We specialise in rarely performed and risk taking modern repertoire. Our performances have included works by Benjamin Fleishmann and Shostakovich, Martinů, US composer Stefan Weisman, & Menotti, including several UK premieres, and have taken place in London, Brno, Prague and on tour in Northern Ireland. We also commissioned & performed Zátopek! by Emily Howard, in London and Liverpool,with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20×12 in the Cultural Olympiad.
Second Movement also curates and hosts a new opera platform Rough for Opera, a regular series of experimental works with a wide range of subjects &
performance styles. Details of productions are at roughforopera.tumblr.com
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