About Beyond the Garden

Susan Bickley

Alison Rose soprano (Klara)
Susan Bickley mezzo soprano (Ottilia)
Gemini ensemble
Dominic Wheeler conductor

Stephen McNeff
Beyond the Garden 60'

When the past is not how you want to remember it… This new chamber opera by Stephen McNeff with libretto by Aoife Mannix is a ghost story loosely based on the relationship between Alma Mahler and her daughter, Manon Gropius, who died at the age of 18. It explores relationships between parents and children, and also ideas of loss and memory. When we create a story for ourselves, what is true – and what is ghostly illusion?

Supported by The Elmley Foundation