Belongings is a new commission by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young-Composer in Residence) and librettist Laura Attridge based on the theme of child migration performed by a chorus of young people in the area local to Glyndebourne and three professional soloists. It tracks the journeys of two groups of young people, divided by decades but united by the geographical displacement they experience.
Accompanied by their teacher, a group of evacuees board the train from London to Lewes to escape the Blitz, singing of the exciting adventure they anticipate in the countryside. Their optimism fades as they begin to pine for home, and one group decides to run away. Meanwhile, in the present day, a group of refugee children are re-building their recently demolished shelters. They try to remain positive while contemplating the dangerous final stage of their journey.
Book now at www.glyndebourne.com/belongings or by calling the Box Office on 01273 815000
Date: Saturday 11 November at 3.00pm
Tickets: £10 (£5 concession)
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