Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent” becomes a world premiere opera”

Capitol City Opera takes on a classic tale of terrorism

Image Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel “The Secret Agent” has just about everything you’d ever want to put in an opera: intrigue, romance, violence, suspicion, guilt, murder, suicide. The list goes on, but let’s just say it has all the bases covered.

Atlanta composer Curtis Bryant has, in fact, turned the 1907 novel about a group of anarchists plotting to blow up the Greenwich Observatory into a full-length opera, and the work will have its world premiere this weekend, March 15-17, at Oglethorpe’s Conant Center for the Performing Arts in a production by Atlanta’s Capitol City Opera. We caught up with tenor Timothy Miller, who plays the anarchist Alexander Ossipon, so he could act as our super-secret undercover informant and tell us all about the new work.