ZOO – An Opera in Two Acts

Zoo is the writers’ impression of the partition of Germany at the end of the second world war. The fortification of East Berlin in reaction to the cold war leading to the creation and destruction of The Wall.

Libretto by Keith Bennett and Chris Thornton                  Zoo libretto                     

Soprano            Kate Taylor-Maskrey
Tenor                  Stephen Williams  
Baritone            Paul Kenyon 
Bass                    Stephen Godward
Engineer           Andrew Taylor-Maskrey

Zoo is through-composed with speech taking the place of recitative. The recording does not include performance of the spoken parts. You may like to read the libretto while listening to the music to get an idea of the whole piece. (Act 2 scene 4 has vocal guide track only).

Act 1 scene 1.1
Act 1 scene 1.2
Act 1 scene 2
Act1 scene 3
Act 1 scene 4
Act 2 scene 1
Act 2 scene 2

Act 2 scene 3
Act 2 scene 4