MICROmegas – Scene One

Performed by the Shadow Opera Company at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival (Hammersmith, 2013) MICROmegas is Tom Floyd’s and David Spittle’s third chamber opera. In this scene Micromegas is being held up in court for writing a blasphemous book, comparing the holy snail to the humble flea. His drunken female companions disrupt the court the judge sings a hymn to the holy snail and Micromegas vows to leave Sirius to pursue knowledge.