Hagar by Clara Glynn and Sally Beamish

In celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year, Nova Music Opera present an intriguing operatic double-bill exploring the themes of loss, redemption and forgiveness.

The Old Testament story of Hagar and Abraham is vividly brought to life by multi award-winning composer Sally Beamish and librettist Clara Glynn in their new chamber opera, Hagar in the Wilderness. The opera’s uncomfortable account of social injustice is particularly pertinent in society today and in many ways echoes similar sentiments conveyed in Curlew River.

It will be performed on Wednesday 21 August, 7.45pm at St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne (details)

Have a look at what Clara and Sally had to say on the project

Hagar Interview from Presteigne Festival, UK on Vimeo.