Friday 13 August 2021

Hopes & Fears: The Opera Makers at Grimeborn Festival

Hopes & Fears - The Opera Makers - Grimeborn Festival

As part of the Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Festival, The Opera Makers is presenting a new work based around a collection of stories of people living with cancer. Hopes & Fears, which is being presented from 1 to 4 September 2021, features a new libretto by Becca Marriott and uses music by Debussy to create a work which tells stories exploring the strength of human spirit in the face of extreme adversity.

The piece uses audio recordings of interviews with people living cancer as well as those who have supported them alongside Debussy's L’enfant prodigue and La Damoiselle élue in a new arrangement by musical director, Panaretos Kyriatzidis. The production is directed by Jorge Balsa, and created with Shine Cancer Support UK, and features Caroline Carragher, Nina Bennet, Lara Martins, Paul Putnins, Martins Smaukstelis and Becca Marriott.

Full details from the Arcola Theatre website.

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