Announcement: “Stormcaller the Opera” to hit the stage Spring 2014, for immediate press circulation.
Primo Aibrean Productions are delighted to announce a reworking of Tom Lloyd’s novel The Stormcaller to be performed at the Savoy Theatre at the end of the scheduled run of Legally Blonde, The Musical.
Revered London director Horace de Vere Cole has been announced as the creative force behind the adaptation and will be working jointly on the libretto with Damien Rice who first snapped up the rights to the work.
Industrial Light and Magic are described as in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the producers to provide the special effects necessary to bring the battle scenes to life without flooding the stage with fake blood, with further announcements expected to follow very soon.
Leading the cast as Isak Stormcaller is talented newcomer George North who is expected to bring a much-needed physicality to the role, while Bryn Terfel is slated for the role of Count Vesna and Gio Compare as Tila.
Further casting information can be found on the Primo Aibrean website including details of an upcoming ITV3 competition for amateur singers to compete for the role of the Machiavellian king, Emin Thonal.
Operastar will follow the progress of twelve hopefuls through four months of intensive voice and weapons training in addition to acquiring a crucial grounding in the classical realism theory that underpins the character of Emin Thonal.
Other works in the Twilight Reign series are currently under option by Primo Aibrean Productions and the ultimate goal is to produce a linked body of work to rival the Ring Cycle for scope, artistic accomplishment and violent death.
London Opera Magazine described the news as “extremely cheering” after recent controversial productions such as the now-bankrupt nihilistic work ‘The Blade Itself’ and frivolous Venetian caper ‘The Lies of Locke Lamora” and expressed the hope that this sparked a return to the roots of the Wagnerian operatic tradition.