Royal Opera House To Present ‘The Intelligence Park’

By Francisco Salazar

Gerald Barry’s first opera “The Intelligence Park” with a libretto by Vincent Deane return to London at the Linbury Theatre ahead of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” on the main stage later in the Season.

“The Intelligence Park” was first commissioned by the ICA and was first performed in 1990 at the Almeida Festival. The work introduced a completely new operatic voice to the world and this time the Royal Opera and Music Theatre Wales are co-producing a new production together with the London Sinfonietta.

The production will first be performed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House before it is toured in Cardiff, Manchester, and Birmingham.

Director/designer Nigel Lowery will direct and design a Baroque production that aims to rediscover the opera’s “zoo” of emotions, characters and absurdities. The production will star former Brazilian baritone Michel de Souza as Paradies, Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer as D’Esperaudieu, Welsh soprano Rhian Lois as Jerusha Cramer, American countertenor and Patrick Terry as Serafino, Canadian mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marshall as Faranesi and Stephen Richardson as Sir Joshua Cramer, the role he created in 1990.

Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis will presides over the podium. “The Intelligence Park” opens on Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 4, 2019.