About Shadow Opera

About Shadow

Shadow Opera is a collective whose passion is bringing music and theatre together in powerful, innovative and entertaining productions. Focusing on modern and contemporary works

Our team

Meet the team

Tom Floyd – Artistic Director
Tom Floyd

Over the last four years my output has been dominated by opera, having written two chamber operas (The Nightingale and The Rose (2010) and The

Tom Floyd – Artistic Director
Deb Cohen – Artistic Director

Deborah was determined to become a director after her first taste of directing opera (The Marriage of Figaro) as a 2nd year undergraduate student studying

Deb Cohen – Artistic Director
David Spittle – Creative Associate

David Spittle has worked with Tom since their adaptation of The Nightingale and the Rose. They have gone on to collaborate several times. They have

David Spittle – Creative Associate
Victoria Male – Designer

Vicki studied Theatre Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Since graduating in 2009, she has gone on to work in opera,

Victoria Male – Designer
Finn O’Brien – Graphic Designer

Past Productions

The Nightingale and The Rose

A tale of love, devotion, sacrifice and tragedy, Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s-story follows the story of a Nightingale, who’s only wish is to bring beauty

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The Shadow of The Wave

In claustrophobic proximity two couples find themselves in a conflict of madness and waking dreams.The Shadow of The Wave follows Alamar in his journey through

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MICROmegas

Shadow Opera present the first act of Tom Floyd and David Spittle’s latest opera, MICROmegas. Based on Voltaire’s short story, it follows an exiled giant

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The Nightingale and The Rose

An excerpt from Scene 3 of The Nightingale and The Rose with Counter tenor Tom...

The Shadow of The Wave

Recording from scene 5 of The Shadow of The Wave, premiered at The Gate Arts Centre...

MICROmegas Scene 1

Excerpts from scene 1 of Tom Floyd’s and David Spittle’s adaptation of Voltaire’s Micromegas.

MICROmeags

Excerpt’s from Scene 1 of MICROmegas, premiered at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, 2016. In...

Emily Griffiths (soprano) in MICROmegas

A series of excerpts from Emily Griffiths’s perfromance in MICROmegas.

The Nightingale and The Rose

A tale of love, devotion, sacrifice and tragedy, Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s-story follows the story...

The Nightingale and The Rose (Scene 5)

An excerpt from Scene 5 of Tom Floyd’s and David Spittle’s first opera, The Nightingale...

Richard Downing (tenor) in MICROmegas

A collection of short excerpts of Richard Downing (tenor) staring in Micromegas as ‘Dwarf’.