Breathe Freely is a chamber opera in two short acts by the Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff. A CD recording is now available online and through records stores on the Linn Records label. Please visit BreatheFreelyOpera.co.uk or linnrecords.com. You can also search 'Breathe Freely opera'.
The opera was commissioned by the University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry to celebrate its Tercentenary in 2013. The opera is set during the Second World War, and tells the story of Stanislaw Hempel, a Polish chemist and revolutionary who came to Edinburgh in 2013.
This four-minute compilation of highlights from the opera was recorded live in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 24 October 2013. The production was conducted by Derek Clark and supported by Scottish Opera.
Full details of the production, including the programme from the first performance in electronic form, can be found on the opera website at BreatheFreelyOpera.co.uk.
The words and music may be purchased from Sheet Music Plus here:
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