This new opera by the British composer Philip Venables is an important adaptation of a radical and much-discussed 20th-century play by British playwright Sarah Kane, who took her own life in 1999 at the age of 28. Kane felt that 4.48 in the morning was a time of great clarity, when one’s mind could realize its darkest thoughts.
This new work is the first time any of Kane’s work has been adapted. It won the award for Achievement in Opera at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards.
2016's groundbreaking production is back for 2018. (Reviews from 2016)
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“Dotted instances of real fizzing energy, with Venables' score rising to the challenges of Kane's text with thrilling urgency. ”