Flyte London presents a trail of secret caches revealing human intervention through paintings and construction by the riverside.
Lectures from a Silent World is the ultimate night out for anyone fascinated by the underwater world. Join three of the UK underwater scene’s most inspirational speakers in a night of exploration, encounter and adventure in to a beautiful world below. As well as the lectures there will be a lively bar where guests can enjoy their drinks to chilled out sounds brought to them by a fantastic DJ.
’Exploring the Invisible’ Exhibition A unique blend of art and science revealing the hidden machinations of the natural world. First Weekends at Trinity Buoy Wharf are delighted to present this fasinating show by Dr. Simon Park – Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology.
23 January 2013
January 23rd to February 10th 2013 (excluding Mondays).
Showtime: 7.30pm/5pm on Sundays.
Tickets are £25; £35 includes return boat ticket from a Central London pier (January 23rd and 25th 2013 only). Tickets are available now at www.silentopera.co.uk
**STERTLING WELL SUNG AND TEHATRICALLY INVENTIVE… SILENT OPERA ARE A YOUNG AND RATHER BRILLIANT LOT** Eveing Standard
**INSPIRED.. AUDIENCES ENRAPTURED BY THIS VITAL NEW SETTING** Whatsonstage.com
**EXTRAORDINARY CONCEPT THAT REALLY DOES WORK** BBC Radio 3
Silent Opera brings audiences closer to the action than ever before.
This intense experience brings together theatre, technology and classical music. Audiences are provided with wireless headphones, which deliver an all encompassing sound world directly into their head: bringing together live singing and select instrumentalists, mixed with a pre–recorded full orchestra, revealing every breath, nuance and emotion of the operatic narrative. It then allows audiences to move freely through the performance space, following the story and creating their own personal theatre, by choosing how to experience Monteverdi’s masterpiece.
The story of L’Orfeo begins with the tragic and untimely death of Eurydice, Orfeo’s future wife. He travels to the underworld to retrieve his beloved where he entrances the gods of the underworld, who give him the chance to have her return with him to earth. There is one condition, however, he must trust that she is following him, and not look back – if he does “a single glance will condemn him to eternal loss”. Doubtful of this chance, he looks back, trapping Eurydice in the Underworld forever.
As the audience follows Orfeo’s journey, they will be completely immersed in their surroundings, becoming an integral part of the story, with one audience member being awarded the responsibility of deciding between the two endings written by the composer and Orfeo’s ultimate fate: Death or Glory. Will he be ravaged and taken to his death, or made a God to look on Eurydice forever?
Artistic Director and Founder of Silent Opera, Daisy Evans, has already staged Dido and Aeneas with the Old Vic New Voices in 2011, and La Bohème the following year with a full symphony orchestra, working with Designer Kat Heath, Music Director Christopher Bucknall and Composer Louis d’Heudieres. For L’Orfeo Louis d’Heudieres has composed a new sound world for the entire opera’s ambience, as well as a full new aural ending to the show.
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All Silent Opera productions have been produced by the Heritage Arts Company.