The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat investigates the world of a person with visual agnosia – such people “see but do not see”. This Chamber Opera by Michael Nyman, with libretto by Oliver Sacks, Christopher Rawlence and Michael Morris, was based on the book of the same title by Oliver Sacks, and first performed in London on 27 October 1986.
This full score edition contains introductions in English, French, German, and Italian. Scored for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Harp, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, and 2 Cellos, it has duration 70 minutes. Performance material is available to hire from the publishers.