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

LISTEN

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

READ MORE

‘Chaucer, the opera; how to make Middle English sing’– The Guardian

EXPLORE

Score for ‘The Tale of Januarie’, Acts 1-2
Score for ‘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

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Score for How the Whale Became


Good Intentions (2012)

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

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Full score for ‘Good Intentions’

 


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

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‘Followers’ at Glyndebourne

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Score for Followers

 


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

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‘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

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‘The Yellow Sofa’ at Glyndebourne

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Score for The Yellow Sofa

 


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

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Score for Wild Cat

 


Dolffin (2005)

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

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Score for Dolffin

 


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

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‘Maxamorphosis’

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Score for 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