Philip Venables

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Marvellous reviews for French debut of 4.48 Psychosis

1 October 2019

The French premiere of 4.48 Psychosis took place 18-22 September 2019 at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, in collaboration with the Musica Festival. The Royal Opera production was performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Sound Intermedia…

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“Spellbinding” — reviews for Denis & Katya

30 September 2019

We sent Denis & Katya out into the world on 18th September at the premiere at Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia with Opera Philadephia. Scored for just two singers, four cellos and pre-recorded sound and video, the 65-minute pseudo-verbatim opera…

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Denis & Katya wins Fedora Prize for Opera

1 July 2019

Denis & Katya, my second opera, has been awarded the prestigious Fedora Generali Prize for Opera this year. The prize was awarded at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice at a special awards ceremony on 28th June. The prize is…

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Denis & Katya announced

19 June 2019

My new latest music theatre piece, Denis & Katya, has been announced for its premiere production with the lead commissioner Opera Philadelphia.  The work has been conceived and written with my long-time collaborator, Ted Huffman.  It is pseudo-documentary music theatre, taking a…

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Press images of 4.48 Psychosis in New York City by Paula Court

2 February 2019

Some production images from the Prototype Festival / Royal Opera production of 4.48 Psychosis, January 2019. Directed by Ted Huffman, Design by Hannah Clark, Video by Pierre Martin, Light by D.M. Wood, Sound by Sound Intermedia and Fight Direction by…

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Rave reviews for 4.48 Psychosis in NYC

28 January 2019

4.48 Psychosis made its american premiere in New York City a few weeks ago at the Prototype Festival. The exceptional cast, orchestra and crew gave six performances of the Royal Opera production (directed by Ted Huffman) over eight days in…

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Residency at Watermill Center, NY

12 September 2018

I have been awarded a month-long residency at the Watermill Center in the Hamptons, NY, in January 2019.  I will take up the residency with Ted Huffman, and together we will spend the month working on our new opera, Denis &…

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American debut of 4.48 Psychosis in NYC

12 September 2018

The Royal Opera production of 4.48 Psychosis will make its american debut in New York City on 5th January 2019, headlining the Prototype Festival.  Prototype is North America’s largest promoter of new opera and music theatre, and their January showcase festival…

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Press images of 4.48 Psychosis / Royal Opera by Stephen Cummiskey

7 July 2018

Some production images from the revival of the Royal Opera production of 4.48 Psychosis, May 2018. Directed by Ted Huffman, Design by Hannah Clark, Video by Pierre Martin, Light by D.M. Wood, Sound by Sound Intermedia. The performers featured in…

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Outstanding reviews for the revival of 4.48 Psychosis

1 June 2018

The recent performances of the Royal Opera production of 4.48 Psychosis have come to an end. We didn’t expect much press for a revival, of course, but the reviews there have been have been outstanding. The performances took place at…

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British Composer Award for 4.48 Psychosis

8 December 2017

On Wednesday night, I won the British Composer Award for Best Stage Work, for 4.48 Psychosis.  The awards, organised by BASCA and supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and BBC Radio 3, were held at the British Museum.  Other…

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London dates announced for revival of 4.48 Psychosis

25 October 2017

Dates for revival performances of 4.48 Psychosis have been announced by the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and the Royal Opera.  The production, which premiered in 2016 at the Lyric Theatre, co-produced by the Royal Opera and the Guildhall School of Music…

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South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination

12 June 2017

4.48 Psychosis has been shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Opera 2017.  The awards ceremony is on 9th July at the Savoy Hotel in London, and covers all art forms from opera, dance, classical music, theatre, literature,…

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RPS Composition Award for 4.48 Psychosis

23 May 2017

I’m delighted to announce that I won the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for Large Scale Composition for 4.48 Psychosis.  The award ceremony took place at The Brewery Hotel in London, and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.  The award was one of…

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4.48 Psychosis shortlisted for two RPS Awards

4 April 2017

4.48 Psychosis has been shortlisted in two categories for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2017.  The opera was nominate for the Large-Scale Composition award and the Opera & Music Theatre award.  Both shortlists, and the rest of the nominees, are quite a formidable…

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Olivier Award nomination for 4.48 Psychosis

6 March 2017

4.48 Psychosis has been nominated for an Olivier Award, in the category Best New Opera Production.   The award ceremony is at the Royal Albert Hall on 9th April, and we are up against Akhnaten (ENO), Cosi Fan Tutte (ROH) and…

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Residency at MacDowell Colony, USA

28 December 2016

I will be taking up a three-week residency at MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA, in May 2017. I’m delighted to have a place at this prestigious colony, America’s oldest, to work with Director Ted Huffman on an exciting new music…

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4.48 Psychosis wins UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Opera

11 October 2016

I’m delighted to say that we have just won the award for Achievement in Opera at the UK Theatre Awards 2016.   The Royal Opera and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in association with the Lyric Hammersmith, were nominated…

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Stellar reviews for 4.48 Psychosis with the Royal Opera

6 July 2016

The critics’ response to the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis has been incredible. 4.48 Psychosis is my first finished opera, produced by the Royal Opera at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in April and May 2016. Here are some excerpts from the…

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