Julian Philips Works for Stage


Operas

 

The Tale of Januarie (2017)

(commissioned for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Libretto: Stephen Plaice
For hire/purchase: ‘The Tale of Januarie’, Peters Edition

AUDIO
Julian Philips & Stephen Plaice discuss ‘The Tale of Januarie’ on Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (19’30” onwards)

EXTERNAL LINK
‘Chaucer, the opera; how to make Middle English sing’

SCORE
‘The Tale of Januarie’, Acts 1-2
‘The Tale of Januarie’, Acts 3-4


How the Whale Became (2013)

(commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
Duration: 80 minutes
Libretto: Edward Kemp, after Ted Hughes
For hire/purchase: ‘How the Whale Became’, Peters Edition

‘How the Whale Became’, director Natalie Abrahami in conversation

 


Good Intentions (2012)

(commissioned by W11 Opera)
Duration: 70 minutes
Libretto: Simon Christmas
For hire/purchase: ‘Good Intentions’, Peters Edition

SCORE
‘Good Intentions’, full score

 


Save the Diva (2011)

(commissioned by The Opera Group)
Duration: 15 minutes
Libretto: Simon Christmas
Contact: Peters Edition – Julian Philips

 


Followers (2006-11)

(commissioned by Glyndebourne Festival Opera)
Duration: 60 minutes
Libretto: Simon Christmas
For hire/purchase: ‘Followers’, Peters Edition

‘Followers’ at Glyndebourne

 


Knight Crew (2010)

(commissioned by Glyndebourne Festival Opera)
Duration: 2 hours
Libretto: Nicky Singer, after her novel ‘Knight Crew’
For hire/purchase: ‘Knight Crew’, Peters Edition

EXTERNAL LINKS
‘Knight Crew’ at Glyndebourne
‘Knight Crew’: The Story of an Opera for Young People

 


The Yellow Sofa (2009)

(commissioned by Glyndebourne Festival Opera)
Duration: 80 minutes
Libretto: Edward Kemp, after ‘Alves e companhia’ by Eça de Queiros
For hire/purchase: ‘The Yellow Sofa’, Peters Edition

EXTERNAL LINK
‘The Yellow Sofa’ at Glyndebourne

 


Varjak Paw (2008)

(commissioned by the Opera Group)
Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Libretto: Kit Hesketh Harvey, after the novels by SF Said
Contact: Peters Edition – Julian Philips

 


Wild Cat (2006)

(commissioned by Welsh National Opera)
Duration: 40 minutes
Libretto: Berlie Doherty
For hire/purchase: ‘Wild Cat’, Peters Edition

 


Dolffin (2005)

(commissioned by Welsh National Opera)
Duration: 40 minutes
Libretto: Gwyneth Lewis
For hire/purchase: ‘Dolffin’, Peters Edition

 


Dance

 

Maxamorphosis (2012)

(commissioned by Aurora Orchestra with funds from the RPS Drummond fund, for violist Maximilian Baillie)
Hybrid dance concerto for solo viola, dancers and orchestra
Duration: 20 minutes
For hire/purchase: ‘Maxamorphosis’, Peters Edition

SCORE

‘Maxamorphosis’

 


The Snow Queen (2005), based on Prokofiev’s ‘The Stone Flower’

(commissioned by English National Ballet)
Full-length ballet based on Prokofiev’s ‘The Stone Flower’, with choreography by Michael Corder
For hire/purchase: Boosey & Hawkes

REVIEWS
‘The Snow Queen’ review, The Guardian, 10 January, 2010
‘The Snow Queen’ review, 14 January, 2010

 


Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2003)

(commissioned by English National Ballet)
Full-length ballet based on the Choderlos de Laclos novel, with choreography by Michael Corder
Contact: Peters Edition – Julian Philips