Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer’s The Skating Rink at Garsington

In a small seaside town in Spain, on a grubby campsite near the beach, lust and murder – opera’s two key ingredients – are fomenting under the sweltering sun, pulling a smalltime official, a successful novelist, an unsuccessful poet, a homeless opera singer and a champion figure skater into a taut net of mutual suspicion and obsession. Roberto Bolaño’s 1993 novel La Pista de Hielo has been transformed into David Sawer’s new opera, commissioned by Garsington: The Skating Rink.

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