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George Lloyd: Iernin - A Celtic Opera | Surrey Opera

Thursday October 24, 2013 at 19:00
Concert Hall, Trinity School, Croydon
£18 and £20, with £2 off for concessions – children, students, Senior Citizens, ES40s and parties of 10 or more. School or College parties of 10 or more, £9 each.
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  1. Iernin - a Celtic Opera - George Lloyd

One highlight of the George Lloyd Centenary Concerts series is the revival of his Celtic Opera, Iernin. (Pronounced 'EE-er-Nin') This work, written when the composer was only 19, caused a sensation at the Lyceum in London in 1935, and launched Lloyd's glittering career, which included a second new English opera at Covent Garden in 1938. His early promise was brought to an abrupt halt when his ship was torpedoed while on convoy duty as a Royal Marine Bandsman in the Arctic Sea in WWII, and he suffered profound PTSD. For the full story go to www.georgelloyd.com.

"………as for the music itself, it is entirely fresh and original in inspiration, and shows clearly not only great power but an intense sense of beauty, and a deep emotional and imaginative sense." John Ireland

"Iernin rings like a well-cast bell, and I confidently look forward to the time when there will be a whole peal of such works from your pens." Rutland Boughton

"George Lloyd showed that rarest of all qualities in a British’’s composer, an almost unerring perception of what the stage requires….... an extraordinary achievement." The Times

"One of the most successful operas by a British composer" The Musical Times

You may detect the influence of Verdi or Wagner, you may spot what sounds like a snatch of Puccini or Elgar, but more than anything you will hear pure Lloyd.

Surrey Opera continue their ground breaking exploration of the lesser known repertoire of English opera.

This is the first of three performances at this venue.

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