We are delighted to receive the news that our Composer-in-Residence, Luke Styles, has been shortlisted for a 2015 British Composer Award for his youth opera Tycho’s Dream.
As Glyndebourne’s Young Composer in Residence from 2011-14, Luke worked with young people aged between ten and nineteen to develop a new science fiction opera, which premiered on the main stage at Glyndebourne in November 2014. During a dedicated development week the group explored ideas about the future and science fiction.
Spanning 1,500 years and 238,900 miles, the adventure begins with the discovery of a new star which is set to change the perception of the heavens forever. Tycho’s Dream transports the audience from astronomer Tycho Brahe’s sixteenth-century century Denmark, to an imagined future world where the innocent hands of children are used to mine moon rocks in search of the first word ever spoken on earth.
The winners of the awards will be announced on 9 December at the British Film Institute, London and we are keeping our fingers crossed for Luke.