Thursday 19 July 2018

Amelia Lost and more at Opera in the City

Kathryn Frady in Amelia Lost
Amelia Lost is a new on-woman opera by Larry Dellinger which receives its UK premiere on 23 August 2018 as part of the Opera in the City Festival. Amelia Lost is performed by British-American soprano Kathryn Frady with Laurie Brien (piano). Intriguingly it is the second opera in the last year to deal with Amelia Earhart [see my review of English Touring Opera's production of Russell Hepplewhite's Silver Electra]. In Amelia Lost, a homeless woman believes herself to be aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. The woman's mind goes back and forth between the homeless woman's reality and her firm belief that she is Amelia Earhart reliving her final flight. Whether she is a homeless woman or actually Amelia Earhart is left for the audience to decide.

The opera was premiered by Frady in Knoxville, USA in 2014 when the work was named “Most Memorable Opera Experience in Knoxville, TN of 2014.”

Opera in the City Festival, which runs from 22 August to 8 September 2018, is the second edition of a lively new opera festival aiming to bring opera to the City of London in the summer. This year's events include a chamber version of Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice,  a modern take on the Faust legend, Faust, Alberta, specially commissioned from Simone Spagnolo and Ayanfe, A Yoruba Opera by April Atinuke Koyejo is inspired by her own ancestry and the desire to bring the Yoruba culture to the operatic stage

Further information from the Opera in the City website.

1 comment:

  1. I think you mean "one-woman opera" rather than "on-woman".


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