Welcome to Manchester Airport, where characters from all walks of life gather to await their flight. Through a series of arias and choruses, we discover what is important to them as we are given a glimpse into what is happening in their lives and witness how they come together to support one another.
So, sit back, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for take-off. Sometimes it’s possible to go on a journey without ever having had your feet leave the ground.
VERDI Va Pensiero
BERNSTEIN A Simple Song
HANDEL Ombra Mai Fu
CONTI Il Mio Bel Foco
PUCCINI O Mio Babbino Caro
SONDHEIM Good Thing Going
MOZART L’ho Perduta
HANDEL Oh, That I on Wings Could Rise
GIORDANI Caro Mio Ben
Opera Director Sarah Crisp
Soloists Milly Lennox, Katie Laing, Stella Vollum, Poppy Orrell, Sophie Sterry, Rhiannon Roberts, Theo Mottram, Lylah Miles, Leela Malan, Pip Thomson
Chorus Tonye, George, Scarlett, Veronika, Isaac, Ivy, Osian, Olivia, Oscar, Carrissa, Gustav, Issy, Macy, Francesca, Martha, Loki, Grace, Mallory, Hayden, Harry, Matthias, Maria, Lukas, Divine, Joshua, Elizabeth, Pip, Austin, Oona, Hannah, Oleksii, Lucy, Amica, Edita, Tammy
Sarah Crisp trained at LAMDA. After graduating and working with the award winning NoFit State Circus, she joined Welsh National Opera’s stage management team, later becoming a Staff Director in 2005. In 2020/2021, she devised and directed Covid-19 compliant productions for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and this year she directed the Opera Scenes Performance Module at the Wales Academy of Voice and Dramatic Art and the Schools Concert Tour for WNO. In Autumn 2023, she will direct the revival of La Traviata at WNO alongside their Space themed Play Opera Live project, featuring a Chorus of students from Chetham’s School of Music.