‘Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry anthology has been turned into a digital chamber opera — and the result is very effective’
★★★★☆ The Times
‘Composer Tom Green breaks new ground!’ – Theatre Wales
‘The World’s Wife review at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea – ‘sensitively wrought’’ – The Stage
A chamber opera, for SOPRANO, STRING QUARTET and LOOP PEDALS
That saying? Behind every famous man…? From Mrs. Darwin to Queen Kong, Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife is a poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses’ perspective. Carol Ann has been working with composer Tom Green to turn the book into a new chamber opera for string quartet and solo soprano. Using loop pedals we’ve developed a technique that allows the singer to duet with multiple versions of herself live onstage, allowing her to balance and juggle many of these sparkling ‘wives’ at once, projecting the larger image of the forgotten woman of history.