Interview: Hohepa composer Jenny McLeod

By Rod Biss In Classical

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Jenny McLeod’s new opera, Hohepa, could well be the longed-for musical success that will please both audiences and the operatic intelligentsia. I’ll admit to being biased, having seen an early muster of the cast, then later a complete run-through of the piece with full cast and piano accompaniment late last year. I’ve been through the score at the piano, read the libretto and other early documents about the piece, had several meetings with the composer and talked to the director, Sara Brodie. From all this, I’ve sensed an excited awareness in the cast, design team and even ...

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