Paul is the second piece of opera in a series about voice loss and identity. For the best experience, watch ‘The making of’ followed by the performance film.
The Making Of
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Paul was written by composer Hannah Conway and writer Hazel Gould after many hours of interviews and collaborative conversation with Paul Jameson who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017. The piece invites audiences to understand what ‘voice’ means to Paul as he loses his speech.
Paul is a ‘dual aria’ a piece for one character (Paul), though sung by two performers: Paul Jameson (the real voice) and baritone Roderick Williams (Paul’s imagined voice).
Baritone: Roderick Williams Voice: Paul Jameson Violin: Rakhi Singh Piano: Hannah Conway Music: Hannah Conway Words: Hazel Gould Sound production: Andrew Mellor Film maker: Claudia Lee Creative producer: Katherine Wilde
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The Willow Tree
I Left My Voice Behind
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