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Reception in honour of Giorgio Battistelli on the eve of the World Premiere of his new opera WAKE

Data:

13/03/2018


Reception in honour of Giorgio Battistelli on the eve of the World Premiere of his new opera WAKE

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to host a reception in honour of Giorgio Battistelli on the eve of the World Premiere of his new opera WAKE, commissioned by the Birmingham Opera Company.

The opera, with words by Sarah Woods, opening on 14 March, is the result of an international collaboration between two major Italy-UK artists, director Graham Vick and composer Giorgio Battistelli with UK writer Sarah Woods. For over 30 years, Vick, Battistelli and Woods have sought to perform opera in new places, in new ways and to engage new people. Now these major artists from Italy and the UK come together creating WAKE.

On March 14, the Birmingham Opera Company Orchestra and the Birmingham Opera Company Chorus and Actors present the world premiere of Wake, the new opera by Giorgio Battistelli, with book by Sarah Woods. Graham Vick directs the performance, Jonathon Heyward conducts the orchestra. Repeat performances: March 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Wake is an opera inspired by the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus in the New Testament. It was commissioned by the Birmingham Opera Company, a truly special theatrical organization founded by director Graham Vick in the late 1980s. With the aim of bringing opera to as broad a segment of the public as possible, and getting an entire city involved, over the course of the years the Birmingham Opera Company has recruited volunteer participants of all ages. The recruitment and preparation of local artists and extras for Wake began more than eighteen months ago.

Wake begins with the death of Lazarus, and the desperation of Martha and Mary, which becomes an echo of the injustice and unhappiness of man’s lot. But when Lazarus is brought back to life by Jesus, he is no longer able to cope with the reality he’d left behind. The celebration of his return is haunted by the despair over his non-return. Everything has changed, nothing is as it once was. Only in the end, in a boat surrounded by a sea of people telling their own stories, does Lazarus regain hope and his own humanity thanks to the solidarity among the desperate.

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Informazioni

Data: Mar 13 Mar 2018

Orario: Dalle 12:30 alle 14:00

Organizzato da : ICI London

In collaborazione con : Birmingham Opera Company

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

ICI London

2676