A co-commission and co-production between Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera Music: Stuart MacRae Libretto: Louise Welsh


First Performance: Thursday 27 September 2012 – Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

Ghost Patrol won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera in 2013.


Vicki Jane Harrington

Sam Nicholas Sharratt

Alasdair James McOran-Campbell

Pre-recorded voices Marie Claire Breen, Jonathan Cooke, Ross McInroy, Shuna Scott Sendall

Film Actors Ian Brooke, James Cameron, Zaynah Iyyaz, Finlay MacMillan


Michael Rafferty Conductor

Matthew Richardson Director

Samal Blak Designer

Ace McCarron Lighting Designer

Tim Reid Video Designer

Raymond Short Flight Director


“Stuart MacRae’s three-hander about the scars of war, to a libretto by Louise Welsh, does everything modern opera is supposed to do: it asks questions, stirs the imagination, challenges complacency, grabs the heart. Oh, and it renews the art form, too. You come out feeling different – about love, life and death.”

The Financial Times on Ghost Patrol September 2012

“This is morality play and domestic drama in one, spiced with crime, passion and punishment: very operatic.”

Opera Magazine


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All Production Photography Clive Barda unless otherwise stated | All copyright Music Theatre Wales 2017.