An Opera in Baghdad performance, Porthcawl & Swansea

Two performances are to be given by Robert Minhinnick and Tracy Evans, with live music by Peter Morgan.
‘An Opera in Baghdad’ is a long poem, published in Minhinnick’s recent ‘New Selected Poems’ (Carcanet). It concerns a visit he made to Iraq in 1997, between the first and second Gulf Wars.
“This ‘opera’ is a lively and very musical dramatic poem”, says Robert Minhinnick. “It commemorates some of the extraordinary people I met on the visit.
“Entering and leaving Iraq meant arduous journeys across implacable desert. The experience has had a major effect on my writing, especially the visit to a deserted Babylon”.
“I was helping make a film about uranium, and hope scenes might be screened during the performances.”
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8pm.
Robert Minhinnick & Tracy Evans perform “An Opera in Baghdad” at the Green Room, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl, CF36 3BG. £3. Open mic follows. Details: 01656 783962
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7.30pm.
Robert Minhinnick & Tracy Evans perform “An Opera in Baghdad”, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea SA1 1RR Details 01792 463980.