As part of 12:40 for the National Opera Studio, composer Benjamin Tassie and poet Jacqueline Saphra will work with countertenor Feargal Mostyn-Williams to create an aria from new opera, Salvage. Based on Norse mythology, Salvage tells of the self-interested, hedonistic survivors of a future Earth ravaged by climate change who receive a beautiful visitor to the oppulent safety of their Ark. The aria will be premiered at Hoxton Hall in June 2018.

Benjamin Tassie