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The Knot Garden

Opera: Work details

Composer: Michael Tippett
Music title: The Knot Garden (1970)
Librettist: Michael Tippett
Work definition: Opera in three acts
Language: English
Notes: There is a second version of this opera with reduced instrumentation by Meirion Bowen, completed in association with Tippett. This reduced-orchestral version was first performed in 1983 by Opera Factory with the London Sinfonietta, at the Royal Court Theatre, London.
World premiere: 2 December 1970, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 2 December 1970, The Royal Opera
ROH company premiere: 2 December 1970, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
The Knot Garden (1970) The Royal Opera (2 performances online)
The Knot Garden (1988) The Royal Opera (1 performance online)