A Foreign Field - Ben's Best Bits

I have been an admirer of Eric and Liz Wetherell’s works for many years and have been lucky enough to work with them on many musical endeavours. Having seen the original production of A Foreign Field three times in 2010 and subsequently conducted a concert of Eric’s music in 2016 I began discussions with Eric and Liz to restage the opera to commemorate the end of WWI. I was delighted to be approached by Opera in a Box to bring this vision to life in 2018. Musically and dramatically there are many wonderful moments to listen out for - here are five of them: 1) The pairs of chords that open the opera are a recurring motif that signal danger and act as a reminder to the audience that no matte

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