17 May - 7 June 2014
The Print Room in association with Opera Erratica presents
We are delighted to welcome back Opera Erratica to The Print Room, after they mesmerised audiences with their holographic puppet opera: Toujours et Près de Moi in May 2012 (Time Out Top 5 Classical Events of 2012).
TRIPTYCH combines contemporary music, avant-garde performance, visual art and fashion. Uniting an international trio of young composers with Opera Erratica's unique ensemble company, TRIPTYCH features design by the internationally-renowned artist Gavin Turk in his first ever stage commission.
Inspired by the structure of Puccini's Il trittico, TRIPTYCH is made up of three short operas: a comedy, a tragedy and a piece about nuns.
Performed by five singers accompanied by video and electronic music, each piece proposes a radically different direction for a new intimate, ensemble opera.
"A striking new work by Opera Erratica... fresh, daring and at ease with its various means of artistic expression - I can't wait to see more of their work" Guy Dammann, The Guardian
"Slick, sassy and entertaining" Time Out, ****
"Extremely funny and finely balanced... it'll be the funniest things you'll see all year" Penny Homer, BachTrack
Critic's Choice, The Times
BEST OPERA PRODUCTION NOMINEE - OFF WEST END AWARDS 2014
Production Photography: (c) Richard Hubert Smith
(music by Christian Mason)
A young nun's past, present and future are superimposed in the moment of her investiture ceremony, stripping back the events that lead to this life-changing transformation.
II: A PARTY
(music by Thomas Smetryns)
A comedy of manners patched together from vinyl recordings of 1950s English language lessons, this plunderphonic fantasy conjures up an absurdist cocktail party that gradually descends into mayhem.
III: The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered
(music by Christopher Mayo)
Through a mosaic of tessellating narratives, the events surrounding the mysterious disappearance of an architectural photographer are reconstructed.
PRESS FOR TRIPTYCH:
Check out Triptych Blog for pictures, up to date news on the workshop & rehearsal process:
The Opera Erratica Core Company are: Catherine Carter, Lucy Goddard, Oskar McCarthy, Callie Swarbrick & Kate symonds-Joy
Director: Patrick Eakin Young
Designer: Gavin Turk
Composers: Chris Mayo, Thomas Smetryns, Christian Mason
Librettos: Orlando Wells and Patrick Eakin Young
Lighting Designer: Tim Mascall
Costume Designer: Heidi Ackerman
_________________________17 May - 7 June 2014
TICKETS: £23 / £17 conc
Monday - Saturday Evening: 7.30pm. Saturday Matinee: 3pm
Running Time: 65 mins
Buy Tickets Online below or call us on 020 7221 6036.
(NB - BOOKING FEES - Tickets booked online through ticketscript will attract a 11.5% booking fee, whilst booking over the phone or in person at the box office will not)
£10 tickets: Saturday Matinees - there is a limited allocation of discounted £10 tickets. These must be booked in advance directly through the theatre box office on 020 7221 6036. First come, first served! Once they're gone - they're gone!
Post-Show Q&A: Friday 6 June - free to ticket holders. A discussion about Opera Erratica's process of devising opera with Artistic Director, Patrick Eakin-Young, and composers Chris Mayo and Christian Mason.
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Opening Hours: [during show runs] Mon - Fri: 10am-7.30pm, Sat: 12noon-7.30pm Sun: Closed
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