No Exit

Music & Libretto by Andy Vores

Directed by Sally Stunkel (2008) / Nathan Troup (2013)

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World Premiere - April 24, 2008 by Guerilla Opera

EXCEPTIONAL… There is no hiding the trio’s talents as singers and actors” THE BOSTON GLOBE



Three self-absorbed people who don’t know each other and don’t like each other trapped together in one room for eternity – literally. Perhaps not most people’s idea of a naturally operatic plot, but Sartre’s play is full of drama and sly comedy set in a tiny space packed with vast consequences. NO EXIT shows the first hour of their damnation; we see the veneer of civilized self-justification crack to reveal fear, spite, vanity, self-delusion. Imagine this same room in ten thousand years, twenty thousand, thirty thousand . . . — Andy Vores



Andy Vores was born Wales and raised in England. He studied at Lancaster University with Edward Cowie. From 1982 working as Composer-in-Residence at The City University, London. In 1986 he was a Fellow in Composition at Tanglewood. He has lived in Boston since 1990. From 1999 to 2001 he was Composer-in-Residence to the BankBoston Celebrity Series, and 2002 to 2005 Composer-in-Residence to the New England Philharmonic. From 2001 until 2016 he taught at The Boston Conservatory where he was Chair of Composition, Theory, and Music History. 

Commissions include Freshwater (The Boston University Opera Institute), Wetherby Nocturne for Kathleen Supové (The Barlow Endowment), Quartet No.3 for The Borromeo String Quartet (Chamber Music America), World Wheel for The Cantata Singers, Umberhulk for Boston Musica Viva, and Uncertainty Is Beautiful for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Awards include a Koussevitsky Fellowship, the Kucyna International Composition Competition, the Scottish National Orchestra Ian Whyte Award, the Tanglewood Prize for Composition, the Omaha Symphony Guild New Music Contest, and the Huddersfield Festival.