MICROmegas – Scene two

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, back on earth, a ship of explorers and intellectuals are travelling back from a failed trip to map the arctic. Despite this the Captain sings of their great adventures, whilst the Poet puts him straight on their achievements. Pere Jules (the drunk who came with the ship) wakes up and drunkenly tells of his bizarre and puzzling life.