Libretydd | Librettist


Mae Menna wedi ysgrifennu Libretto ar gyfer nifer o gyfansoddwyr.

Menna has written Libretto for many composers. She co-wrote The Garden of Light for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1999 was commissioned to write Hymn to a Welshman, a tribute to R. S. Thomas. She also wrote lyrics to songs for the Millennium Centre opening Royal Gala concert.

The Red Lady of Paviland - Libretto (2010)

WORLD PREMIER Thursday, 1 April 2010 at 7:15pm in the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthenshire.

This has been a wonderful partnership between librettist and composer: we seemed to be on the same wavelength from the very first note—interested too in the same fields of discovery. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the piece. Only you as the audience, can decide whether we succeeded or not.

Menna Elfyn

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In these stones horizons sing (2004)

for baritone, harp, jazz soloists, massed choirs and orchestra

Composer's Notes

The Welsh Millennium Centre commissioned In These Stones Horizons Sing for the Royal Gala Concert that opened, in November 2004, what is essentially the new home of the Welsh National Opera, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. The piece features, as soloists, Bryn Terfel [bass-baritone], Catrin Finch [harp] and Nigel Hitchcock [soprano saxophone]. The work is in four main movements with the first in two parts.

Three eminent Welsh poets, Grahame Davies, Menna Elfyn and Gwyneth Lewis, wrote the text, a mixture of English and Welsh.

© Karl Jenkins

World Premiere
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Massed choirs and orchestra