London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire To Stage Thea Musgrave ‘A Christmas Carol’

By Francisco Salazar

London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is set to stage a new production of Thea Musgrave’ “A Christmas Carol” as part of the company’s new season.

“A Christmas Carol” will also be presented as part of Venus Blazing. The work closely follows Charles Dickens’ beloved novel and represents the second time the opera is presented in the U.K. 

Earlier this year Trinity Laban celebrated Musgrave’s 90th birthday as part of “Venus Blazing,” a ground-breaking initiative to abolish the traditional all-male composer concert program that is the norm from the 2018-19 academic year.

“Venus Blazing” is Trinity Laban’s pledge to ensure that in all the multitude of concerts and events its Faculty of Music stages in the 2018/19 academic year at least 50% will be music by women in the fields of classical music, opera and jazz. The program aims to challenge the status quo of gender bias and exclusion of women from the art form and ensure that it does not continue into the next generation of music makers.