MICROmegas – Scene three – Shadow Opera Group

MICROmegas – Scene three

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 travels to Saturn where he meets a group of moody monks who work tirelessly on their books. The secretary, (whom Micromegas christens ‘Dwarf’) tells of his role at the Academy, attempting to cheer the monks and motivate them. He also tells of how his mortality disturbs him. Micromegas takes a liking to Dwarf and invites him on his travels. Dwarf’s girlfriend Barbra is devastated by this but Dwarf goes off with Micromegas to explore the universe.