The Lion’s Face is a tale of love, loss and family told through theatre and music.
When a man loses his way home it seems a trivial thing, but it signals the beginning of an irreversible decline into confusion and dementia. Compassionate, dramatic, at times harrowing, at times funny, this is an original and richly-textured exploration of ageing, memory, innocence and ignorance, of an encounter between old and young, sharing a last moment at the edge of silence.
Elena Langer and Glyn Maxwell’s fi rst opera together, The Girl of Sand, was described as “hauntingly beautiful… an enticing sonic tapestry,” by the Evening Standard.
The Opera Group tours opera and music theatre across the UK and internationally – re-creating rarely performed gems and commissioning fresh new works from the artists of the future. The Opera Group’s co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Young Vic of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene won the 2008 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.