Monday 30 November 2015

SONG at Bart's Pathology Museum

Shadwell Opera present SONG, a concert with movement and lighting at Bart’s Pathology Museum, Third Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE. This promises to be an extraordinary event in an extraordinary setting. British baritone Nicholas Morris makes his role debut in Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Eight Songs for A Mad King, and Schoenberg’s chamber arrangement of Mahler’s song cycle, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen will sung by James Cleverton (the White Rabbit in Opera Holland Park's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland),  Conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear and directed by Jack Furness, it will be an opportunity to listen to some beautiful as well as challenging music whilst taking in the the medical specimens on display around you.

As if that wasn't all, the evening will be completed by an appearance from Art Macabre, the life drawing salon troupe, whose set will act as a live programme note and contextualise Eight Songs for a Mad King by exploring the misdiagnosis of madness in the 18th and 19th centuries, fitting in perfectly with the setting of the Pathology Museum.

Bart's Pathology Museum is also part of what was formerly known as the Royal London School of Medicine, England's first medical school, and the first to receive royal charter which opened in 1785.

Tickets from Eventbrite.

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