- UBC School of Music
- Mansfield Park
A digital production presented by the UBC School of Music
Chamber Opera in Two Acts
Sung in English with English surtitles
Jonathan Dove | Composer
Alasdair Middleton | Libretto
Based on the 1814 novel of the same name by Jane Austen
UBC Opera Ensemble
David Agler conductor
Nancy Hermiston director
Commissioned by Heritage Opera barely a decade ago, Jonathan Dove’s chamber opera Mansfield Park is a delicate blend of the past and present, both historical and contemporary in nature. The plot and setting, taken directly from Jane Austen, root the opera in the early 19th century; the music, reminiscent of renowned contemporary composers Britten and Glass, both honours these origins and adds an unmistakable flair of the 21st century. This combination creates a truly inspiring musical and dramatic piece that allows the audience to experience Mansfield Park as never before.
One ticket provides access to both performances, or gain access to all series performances with a subscription.