Jonathan Dove
Jul 18 , 1959 - Present

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Few composers working today have embraced the modern opera house as consistently and successfully as Jonathan Dove. His incomparable catalogue of more than twenty diverse operatic works is indicative of a practical and lively theatrical mind, steeped in operatic experience. In all his music, Dove has a strong desire to communicate, to entertain, and to provoke transformative experiences. His musical language is at once immediately appreciated by listeners new to the concert hall and has provided performers, audiences and directors with rich possibilities for interpretation; several of his major operatic works have been performed in multiple productions all over the world, and his list of commissioners includes some of the world's greatest musicians. He is one of the only living composers able to write successful comic opera, to sustain a company through 150 performances of a single opera, or to captivate a million viewers with a single performance.

Performances

29/06/2015
World Premiere: Holland Opera The Day After
14/07/2012
World Premiere: Royal Ballet Diana and Actaeon
21/12/2007
World Premiere: Opera North The Adventures of Pinocchio
01/12/2006
World Premiere: The Opera Group The Enchanted Pig
24/07/2003
World Premiere: Musica nel Chiostro La Dama ed il Pulitore di Damasco (The Lady and the Sweep from Damascus)
24/09/1998
World Premiere: Glyndebourne Opera Flight
13/06/1993
World Premiere: ENO Contemporary Opera Greed

Links

Website
Complete Biography

Image © Andrew Palmer

Few composers working today have embraced the modern opera house as consistently and successfully as Jonathan Dove. His incomparable catalogue of more than twenty diverse operatic works is indicative of a practical and lively theatrical mind, steeped in operatic experience. In all his music, Dove has a strong desire to communicate, to entertain, and to provoke transformative experiences. His musical language is at once immediately appreciated by listeners new to the concert hall and has provided performers, audiences and directors with rich possibilities for interpretation; several of his major operatic works have been performed in multiple productions all over the world, and his list of commissioners includes some of the world's greatest musicians. He is one of the only living composers able to write successful comic opera, to sustain a company through 150 performances of a single opera, or to captivate a million viewers with a single performance.

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