Shelter is a complete chamber opera. Libretto by Jane Fox and music by Ashley long John.
It is a sensory exploration of forced child marriage and Stockholm Syndrome where a girl is married to an old husband and held captive for an unknown time. Shelter is a powerful, immersive opera exploring attachment, ambivalence, loss of innocence and the (im)-possibility of freedom. The score is part-graphic and contains elements of vocal and musical improvisation for three voices, cello and double-bass. Shelter was funded by the Arts Council Of Wales in 2015.
In 2015 Asking4It Productions completed a period of research and development with the composer Ashley John Long on Shelter at The Royal Welsh College of music and Drama.
Asking4It Productions are archived at intervals by The National Library of Wales since 2016.
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