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Seven Angels, The Opera Group, Cardiff | reviews, news & interviews

Seven Angels, The Opera Group, Cardiff

Seven Angels, The Opera Group, Cardiff

New chamber opera does more for the environment than the repertoire

'Seven Angels' features superb performances in an opera that is too worthyAlastair Muir

Imagine you are at a study day being run by Friends of the Earth. They mount a play in which a group of angels who somehow got left out of the Book of Genesis fall to a completely barren earth, look around, and start reconstructing, re-enacting its life and death. They plant, grow, overgrow, eat, overeat; they tell themselves the earth will always be fruitful, but they’re mistaken. In the end two of the angels become Adam and Eve and walk off hand in hand into a ruined landscape lit by the rising sun. Then Luke Bedford sets it all to music.

Clad in blotchy blue pyjamas, the seven angels land on a terrain covered with books

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Can't quite bring myself to go to the opera Al Gore would have written had he not applied all his creativity to a film.

you must be referring to Milton's Devil

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