Grimeborn 2019 - Arcola Theatre


Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
This daring new chamber performance of Verdi’s La Traviata brings the psychological drama to the surface.
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Das Rheingold

by Richard Wagner
Wagner’s epic of gods, monsters and power comes to Grimeborn in a new production by Julia Burbach and Peter Selwyn.
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Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night / 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Music by Dominick Argento / Aaron Copland
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour / Emily Dickinson
The inner lives of two tortured souls are brought vividly to life.
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Die Fledermaus

Music by Leo Geyer after Johann Strauss II
Libretto by Joanna Turner after Karl Haffner and Richard Genée
This contemporary re-imagining lands the cast of Johann Strauss’ classic in the 21st Century.
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Sane and Sound

by Matt Geer
A brand-new opera exploring psychotic illnesses and mood disorders, based on true accounts.
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Silk Moth

Music by Bushra El-Turk, Liza Lim and Cassandra Miller
Libretto by Eleanor Knight
Arabic and Western musical traditions are woven together in a hard-hitting look at honour crime.
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Count Ory

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Lindsay Bramley from Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson
Opera Alegría bring a full-length production of Rossini’s dazzling comic opera to Grimeborn.
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Hippolyte et Aricie (Hippolytus and Aricia)

Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Libretto by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin
Ensemble OrQuesta return to Grimeborn with a Baroque tale of love and obsession.
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Leyla Gencer: La Diva Turca

A documentary film, written by Zeynep Oral
A documentary about the world-renowned Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer.
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Origami Soundscapes / The Crane

Music and Libretto (English and Japanese) by Verity Lane
Verity Lane's deeply personal project draws on classical Japanese traditions with an avant-garde twist.
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Music by Noah Mosley
Libretto by Elisabetta Campeti
A King fights to save his daughter from a mysterious illness in Noah Mosley’s acclaimed new opera.
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A Hand of Bridge / The Sands of Time / Le 66

Three comic operas by Samuel Barber, Peter Reynolds and Jacques Offenbach
Don’t miss this winning trio of comic opera gems.
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Music and Libretto by Scott Joplin
Treemonisha leads her fractured community in Scott Joplin’s fusion of African-American spirituals, barbershop and blues.
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Music by Amy Beach
Libretto by Nan Bagby Stephens
This new production of Amy Beach's rarely-staged opera explores the dark underside of the American dream.
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Hotspur / Pierrot Lunaire

Music by Gillian Whitehead / Arnold Schoenberg
Libretto by Fleur Adcock / Albert Giraud
A double-bill of operas about love, longing and loss from Dame Gillian Whitehead and Arnold Schoenberg.
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I Capuleti e I Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues)

Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Bellini’s operatic tragedy of doomed love comes to Grimeborn in a new production by Over The Pond.
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Don Jo

Music and Libretto by Arcola Participation Queer Collective after Wolfgang Amadeus MozartandLorenzo da Ponte
A queer take on Mozart’s perennially problematic classic by Arcola Participation Queer Collective.
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