The Gardeners

Joanna Wyld

Opera

Soprano, contralto, counter-tenor, baritone, bass, male chorus + Ensemble

Catalogue Number: 

Duration:

1:04:00

Clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp

Year written: 

2019

First performed:

Monday, June 17, 2019

A family maintains the gardens in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery and deals with issues of remembrance, tolerance, and brotherhood. Inspired by a newspaper article about a family of gardeners tending war graves in the Middle East, The Gardeners explores the tensions that might arise between three generations of the same family looking after war graves in a politically divided region.