Next week, Alan Oke performs in the world premiere of The Skating Rink at Garsington Opera. Commissioned by Garsington, composer David Sawer and playwright Rory Mullarkey created the work based on the novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.
“Nuria, a beautiful young skating champion, has a powerful admirer, Enric, whose obsession drives him to pilfer funds to build her an ice rink in a deserted Spanish mansion.” says the Garsington website. “Discovered by an unlikely group of characters, a murder on the ice becomes the centre of this thrilling tale of jealousy, political corruption and the lengths we go to for the ones we love.”
Alan has established an enviable reputation in twentieth century and contemporary repertoire, including Chairman Mao Nixon in China for the BBC Proms and the Berlin Festival, Caliban The Tempest and Prince/Manservant/Marquis Lulu for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Old Man Marshall in Turnage’s Anna Nicole for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.