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Lancaster International Concert Series: The Lighthouse

Date: 12 March 2009 Time: 7.30pm

The Lighthouse - A new staged production presented by Psappha

One of the UK's leading contemporary music ensembles, Psappha, present the world premiere of a major new production of The Lighthouse in celebration of the 75th birthday of their patron and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, in the Great Hall, Lancaster University on Thursday 12th March. This performance will become the first webcast broadcast of a contemporary opera from Monday 30th March at:

The Lighthouse will also tour to the St Magnus Festival, Orkney on 19 June and Buxton Festival on 17th July (eve) and 25th July (mat).

Part ghost story, part psychological drama, The Lighthouse tells the story of the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers in the Hebrides. Psappha's new production is directed by Elaine Tyler Hall and conducted by Etiene Siebens with a distinguished cast featuring James Oxley tenor as Sandy, Damian Thantrey baritone as Blazes and Jonathan Best bass as Arthur. The production is designed by Aaron Marsden with lighting by Marc Rosette.

Tickets: £18.50, £15.50, £12.50 (£15, £13, £10.50 concessions) £6 Young person.

Booking EnquiriesT: 01524 594151

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts


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