Susan Bickley stars at the Aldeburgh Music Festival
Published: 06 June 2012
Category: Vocal & Opera
Mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley will appear during the prestigious Aldeburgh Music Festival as Mamma and Tzippy in Oliver Knussen’s opera Where the Wild Things Are on June 8 and 10.
The work is an adaptation of the hugely popular book by the late Maurice Sendak, who also penned the libretto. Knussen composed the music over the period 1979 to 1983, on commission from the Opèra National, Brussels, and a revised version was later presented during the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
This marks the first performance of the work since Sendak’s death last month.