ANON was a new opera by Errollyn Wallen for four sopranos, two actors, keyboards, cello and percussion. A contemporary response to the Manon story which has inspired so many previous operatic works, it gave voice to a number of stories of sexually exploited young women, focussing on the central story of Girl 1.
Developed through a number of workshops with schoolgirls, students and sex workers in Birmingham, the opera was beautiful and tender, whilst never shying away from the brutalising reality of some of the women's lives.
Director - Wils WIlson
Composer & librettist - Errollyn Wallen
Designer - Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Design - Anna Barrett
Photographs: WNO Publicity Dept