James MacMillan’s opera Clemency shortlisted for British Composer Awards
Published: 26 October 2012
The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors has shortlisted James MacMillan’s opera Clemency in the Stage Works category of this year’s British Composer Awards.
Co-commissioned by the Scottish Opera, the Britten Sinfonia and the Boston Lyric Opera, Clemency was premiered by the Britten Sinfonia at the Royal Opera House’s ROH2 in May 2011 to critical acclaim and was lauded by critics as ‘subtly haunting and quietly powerful’, Daily Telegraph, and ‘terrifically intense, focused and inspired’, The Independent.
The Scottish Opera performed the opera at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, and in February 2013, the work will receive its US premiere by the Boston Lyric Opera as part of the company’s ‘Opera Annex’ series.
The winners of the British Composer Awards will be announced at an award ceremony on 3 December 2012.
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