Imagine the time right before you fall asleep, when you are alone and your mind plays tricks on you, it is not what is seen but what is heard; an opera singer’s voice electronically enhanced, an upbeat pop song of the era transformed into a sadistic lullaby, a rock n’ roll passage ripped out of context giving us the uncanny feeling that everything is not quite right. It’s America, 1952, and Nathanael is madly in love with Olympia but is being tormented by the Sandman. Terrified and determined to keep his eyes, Nathanael decides his only defense is to sleep forever.
Black Sand is a horror opera about a man so reluctant to confront his fear that it destroys him and everything he loves.
Opera returns to Arcola Theatre with an expanded Grimeborn Festival, once again featuring a mix of new works with classics and rarely performed works. Now in its seventh year, Grimeborn is dedicated to celebrating the world of Opera while also making it accessible to both new and established audiences.
Grimeborn is bigger than ever before. This year’s festival will take place in both Studios, allowing each production to add more performances. Additionally, there will be a few one-off concerts and operas on selected dates.
“Grimeborn Opera is in serious danger
of becoming a bit of an institution”
Andrew Clements, The Guardian
FESTIVAL MULTI-BUY DISCOUNT
3 OPERA OFFER
Buy 3 dates in the same booking for only £36 (£12 per performance)
Offer available online or by phone using the following code:
3 Opera offer code = OPERA3
terms and conditions: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Three date offer tickets must be booked in the same booking to receive discount, no retrospective discounts available. Any tickets purchased as part of this offer and subsequently changed to another date will be upgraded to full price in addition to a transaction fee. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
Are you a regular Grimeborn visitor? An opera lover? Then join our new Grimeborn Funders Circle. Get invitations to the annual Grimeborn reception, ticket deals and other discounts, plus opportunities to meet the participating artists and sit in on rehearsals. Annual membership starts at £50. [Click here](https://arcola1.staging.wpengine.com/support-2/grimeborn-funders-circle) for more information.
All tickets £12
Valid for use with Arcola Passport