Sleep Flying

(Audio-visual collaborative project)

This opera was created in 2020 as part of Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera's 'Opera for Film' project. Young people aged 18-25 with diverse skills collaborated remotely over a six-week period to make operas designed for screen rather than stage. 

I was one of two composers (me and Xia). We wrote some scenes together and some separately. I mixed and coordinated recording all the parts in a wonderful experience of collaboration and writing together! 

'Sleep Flying' creative team:

Vanessa Guinadi

Rowan Ireland

Lauren Martin

Patrick Shepherd

Xia Leon Stone

Ralph Thomas Williams

Aled Wyn Williams

Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera:

Artistic Directors | Nina Whiteman and Richard Strivens

Mentors | Laura Hilliard, Tom Parkinson, Sam Salem