The UK premiere of Joby’s one-act opera Everest is to be given at Barbican Hall, for one performance only. Gene Scheer’s taut libretto relates the events of a tragic 1996 ascent of the mountain by a group of climbers, many of whom never returned.
Soloists Kelley O’Connor and Tobias Greenhalgh, with Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices, will give the first public performance of A Sheen of Dew on Flowers, Joby’s new cantata commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum to celebrate the acquisition of Queen Victoria’s coronet.
Joby's signature a cappella choral work, 2005's Path of Miracles, will be presented by Tenebrae, its commissioning ensemble, in the Basilica of Saint Denis as part of the 2018 Saint Denis Festival.
Here presented by Theater Hagen under Joseph Trafton in its European premiere, Joby's critically acclaimed Everest is a one-act account of the disastrous 1996 Everest climb in which several people were killed when a powerful storm engulfed the peak.