Nigredo Hotel

September 2018

Music by Nic Gotham
Libretto by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Nigredo Hotel is a bizarre, macabre and astonishing operatic thriller. It is the story of an encounter between a beautiful but crazed woman who runs a shoddy hotel, and a brain surgeon who takes refuge there after he crashes his car. Raymond and Sophie are two of the most unusual characters in twentieth-century opera: brilliant, dazed, lonely, each possessing great insight into the other but little into themselves, sarcastic and corrosive, funny and combative, dazzling and daring, lunatic and often lovely. Together they tell three unforgettable stories: hers, his, and theirs.

Cast and Creative Team

  • Charles Barber, conductor
  • Alan Corbishley, director
  • Sarah Vardy, soprano
  • Tyler Duncan, baritone