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The Life to Come

Music by Louis Mander Libretto by Stephen Fry

Based on a short story of the same name by E. M. Forster

When Louis Mander and Stephen Fry set about creating this opera, Louis found himself “fired up with passionate musical ideas; arching melodies, rich harmonies and orchestral colours which arose from the highly exotic and erotic subject matter of E. M. Forster's immaculately beautiful short story The Life to Come.”

Stephen describes it as “one of E. M. Forster's most beguiling and brilliant short stories… It speaks of colonialism, sexuality, love and religion in unique ways.”

Surrey Opera is proud to present this world premiere, with professional principals and orchestra, directed and conducted by Jonathan Butcher.

The Cast

Paul Pinmay Martin Lindau Ronald Jolyon Loy
Vithobai Themba Mvula Head / Denver Martin Smith
Rev. Tregold Jonathan Forbes Kennedy  Tribesmen \ Bobby Jeffrey
Verily Romily Hannah Poulsom Senior / Tim Baldwin
Ernest Romily James Schouten  Missionaries \ Robert Trainer