Great Expectations presents

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night / 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Music by Dominick Argento / Aaron Copland
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour / Emily Dickinson

Director Ralph Bridle
Music Director David Eaton

Two music dramas are brought together in a startling fusion, exploding the inner lives of two tortured souls.

In Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, Charles Dickens‘ anti-heroine obsessively reenacts the events of her wedding day fifty years ago, when she was jilted by her fiancé and vowed vengeance against the male sex.

Then Aaron Copland‘s song-cycle Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson reveals the hidden world of the isolated yet expressive poet.

Soprano Sarah Minns embodies both women in an evocative production which reveals the depths of their passions.