Deniz Kustu

World Premiere of Opera by Michael Ellison with libretto by Simon Jones, choreography by Zeynep Tanbay and Video Performance and Installation by NOHlab

Hezarfen Ensemble

Sureyya Opera House, Istanbul as part of the Istanbul Festival of Music

​Saturday 11th June 2016

Hezarfen Ensemble Website
Istanbul Festival of Music Website


The Devil Inside

World Premiere of Opera by Stuart MacRae, libretto Louise Welsh

Scottish Opera/Music Theatre Wales

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Saturday 23rd January 2016 and on tour


Scottish Opera Website

Music Theatre Wales Website

Tapestry Opera Website

Make an Aria

Site Specific performance - St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff

RWCMD/Music Theatre Wales

Tuesday 7th July 2015


St Fagans Website


Greek by Mark Anthony Turnage – Asian Premiere

Music Theatre Wales/TIMF Ensemble T

Tongyeong International Music Festival, Korea

Thursday 2nd April 2015 7.30pm/ Friday 3rd April 7.30pm/ Saturday 4th April 3pm


TIMF website


Contemporary Opera Scenes

Scenes from operas by Harrison Birtwistle, George Benjamin, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Gerald Barry, Louis Andriessen, Thomas Ades and Pascal Dusapin.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Friday 6th March 2015. 7.30pm Saturday 7th March 2015. 2.30pm.


Make an Aria

Public Masterclass with Jonathan Dove

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

26th February 2015. 7pm


The Trial

World Premiere of the opera by Philip Glass – broadcast from the Royal Opera House.

Hear and Now. BBC Radio 3

Saturday 25th October 2014. 9.45pm


Radio 3 Website



Music Theatre Wales production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Opera - broadcast from the Royal Opera House

Opera on 3. Monday, February 17th 2014


Opera on 3 website

Michael Ellison - Deniz Kustu

Evrim Akyay as Zeynel with Michael Rafferty conducting the Hezarfen Ensemble Ensemble, Istanbul

Black and white Photos: Mark Johnson.

Colour Photos: Clive Barda.