Bede's Musicians Wowed by Moody's 'Agreed' Opera

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In March, a group of Bede's musicians travelled to Glyndebourne in Lewes to see new opera, 'Agreed'.

Written by Howard Moody, the new opera explores love, loss and divided lands through a multi-genre score featuring elements of classical, world and jazz music. The Libretto was written by former Bede's pupil, Anna Moody. 

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Thea Adams, First Year, says, "When we arrived at the beautiful opera house, we were given time to have a quick look around, before we took our seats in the Upper Circle. We had an excellent view of the stage and orchestra pit.

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"When the performance started, we were all immediately captivated by the unique and distinctive style of the opera. It was a perfect contrast to other operas, not only because of the style, but also because of the staging, costuming and design.

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"Seeing the show was really interesting, because there were people our age in the production, and we were able to imagine ourselves in roles like that. I am very grateful to all the people who made this trip possible."

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Photographer: Robert Workman. All images used with kind permission of Glyndebourne.

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Korimako (Tom Scott-Cowell), Alex (Michael Wallace) and community chorus
Korimako (Tom Scott-Cowell) and Alex (Michael Wallace)
The community chorus of 'Agreed'
Kronos (Zara McFarlane) and Maya (Louise Winter)
Spirit of Elin (Ellyn Hebron)

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