Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Glasstown work in progress

chamber opera-ballet

Libretto by Dr. Martin Kratz 

Commissioned by Constella OperaBallet, Glasstown is currently undergoing research and development. For more information, please click here.  

Duration

TBC

 

Roles

ANN soprano
EMILY coloratura soprano
CHARLOTTE mezzo-soprano
BRANWELL tenor
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TOY SOLDIER male dancer
TOY SOLDIER male dancer
TOY SOLDIER female dancer
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TOY SOLDIER conductor
TOY SOLDIER flute/alto flute
TOY SOLDIER clarinet in Bb
TOY SOLDIER violin
TOY SOLDIER cello

Synopsis 

The opera-ballet Glasstown, a collection of four stories, takes as its starting point the eponymous fictional world created by the four Brontë siblings as part of their juvenilia. The imaginary worlds of Glass Town, Gondal and Angria, took shape as stories, poems, and plays, and were a collective fantasy played out between the children over many years. What we hope to explore is not only how an imaginary world can be sustained, but also what causes it to ultimately collapse. Branwell Brontë’s portrait of himself and his sisters, the inspiration for the final story, and from which he eventually painted himself out in real life, came to be emblematic of this question. 

Availability 

This work is not currently available for hire or purchase.