07 - 09 Feb 2019 7.30pm
Anthropocene 07 - 09 Feb 2019 7.30pm

Scottish Opera Presented in association with The Royal Opera.


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The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph,

The Scotsman,The Herald, Opera Now


“Fuses dramatic flair, orchestral finesse and luminous vocals”  The Guardian


In the frozen Arctic wastelands, an expeditionary team of scientists becomes trapped. Tensions rise and relationships crumble; and then something appears, out of the ice.

 This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling. 

 Director Matthew Richardson once again teams up with designer Samal Blak to bring MacRae and Welsh’s work to the stage. They are joined by a superb ensemble cast including former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Jennifer France, fast making a name for herself as a contemporary music specialist, Scottish soprano Jeni Bern and Stephen Gadd. Scottish Opera’s Director of Music, Stuart Stratford conducts.


“Gripping music theatre” The Times

“Icily resonant tale with a remorseless grip”

The Telegraph

“Exhilarating”  The Scotsman

“Genuinely ‘cinematic'” The Herald


Supported by John S Cohen Foundation

Hackney Empire

£35- £10  (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone

Running Time : 2 hours 30 minutes – including one Interval

Sung in English with English supertitles


Please Note :  This production contains the below special effects. Strobe, flashing and bright lighting effects; haze and a pyrotechnic. 

No photo or video allowed during the performance. 



Cast & Creative Team

Jennifer FranceIce
Jeni BernProfessor Prentice
Stephen GaddCharles
Benedict NelsonMiles
Mark Le BrocqHarry King
Paul WhelanCaptain Ross
Anthony GregoryVasco
Sarah Champion Daisy
Stuart StratfordConductor
Matthew RichardsonDirector
Samal BlakSet & Costume Designer
Matthew RichardsonLighting Designer
Kally Lloyd-Jones Movement

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