In Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope was left behind as her husband disappeared for war and adventure. As she waited, she weaved – creating by day, and frantically unpicking by night.
In this new opera we meet seven women who are waiting, in different times and places and for very different things.
In a fast-paced world, can waiting be a heroic act? A creative act?
This collaboration between composer Kristina Arakelyan and librettist Helen Eastman, with Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Anna Starushkevych, weaves its way from Greece to Ukraine, 5BC to a 1913 suffrage meeting, and work-out videos to 16th century witchcraft.
Join us as we explore seven ways to wait.
Penelope: Seven Ways to Wait is part of Grimeborn Opera Festival 2022. Explore the full programme →
- Running time: 1 hour