Maria Fusco

History of the Present

Royal Opera House
12 July 2021

History of the Present

Opera-in-progress at the Royal Opera House.

I presented History of the Present, an opera-in-progress, at the Royal Opera House, London, as part of my Engender Fellowship there. The hybrid opera is about the peacelines in Belfast, forefronting working class voices and marginalised lives.

The event featured sound artist Breakwave, dramaturg Jude Christian, soprano Héloïse Werner, samples, occulsions and overdubbing.

The opera will premiere in Spring 2023.