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Events Tag: Chroma

The Emperor of Atlantis

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Categories: Experimental, Family, New Work, Opera
Tags: Bold Tendencies, Chroma, Polly Graham

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:30pm, Peckham (London) Multi-Storey Car Park

Atlantis-Skyline

Bold Tendencies with Polly Graham, and her recently formed company, Loud Crowd,

are bringing a new opera programme to Peckham, beginning in 2018 with Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis, an opera about the need for humans to respect death. The megalomaniac Emperor has declared a war that will only end when there are no survivors left. Death, an old tramp, is outraged that a mortal should try to steal his job and goes on strike. The war begins but panic sets in as no one can die. The Living Dead walk the earth. The Emperor’s power weakens. He submits to the greater power of Death, and dies. Originally written in the concentration camp at Terezin in 1943 as a satire of the Nazi regime, this project proposes to re-read the piece as a prophecy for our time, presenting it within the context of current political debates about nuclear warfare, the migration crisis, climate change and the value of life in relation to power, always with a flavour of satire and clowning. The sound world of the opera is cartoonish and accessible, its collage style mixes jazz with chamber music and cabaret.

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Cendrillon with Chroma

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Categories: Concerts, Opera, Pre-concert event
Tags: Bampton Opera, cendrillon, Chroma, st johns smith square

Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 7.00pm, St John’s Smith Square, London

Bampton Opera

CENDRILLON (Cinderella, 1810)
A fairy-tale opera in three acts

Libretto by Charles Guillaume Etienne after the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault
English translation by Gilly French, dialogues by Jeremy Gray
 
 
 
Clorinde – Aoife O’Sullivan | Tisbe – Jenny Stafford | Cinderella – Kate Howden
Prince – Bradley Smith | Dandini – Benjamin Durrant | Alidor – Nicholas Merryweather
Baron – Alistair Ollerenshaw
Chorus – Lucy Cronin, Susanne Dymott

Conductor – Harry Sever
orchestra CHROMA
Director – Jeremy Gray
Associate director and choreography – Alicia Frost
Costumes – Jess Iliad

When the orphaned Cinderella, cruelly exploited by her step-family, generously provides breakfast for an itinerant beggar, little does she realise that her reward will be the love and hand of Prince Ramiro. But first she needs a new dress for the ball – and the discarded slipper has to fit…

Isouard’s charming and lyrical telling of Perrault’s much-loved fairy-tale was composed in 1810 for the Opéra-Comique Theatre in Paris and immediately took Europe by storm, its popularity only eclipsed when Rossini adapted the same libretto for La Cenerentola seven years later. Cinderella’s sincerity is matched by simple and affecting melody, whilst her vain step-sisters battle it out with torrents of spectacular coloratura. Ensembles of almost Mozartian effect contribute to make this a jewel of an opera.

There is a pre-concert talk at 6.00pm.

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Chroma – a hum about mine ears

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Categories: Choral, Experimental, Festivals, New Work, Song, Women musicians
Tags: Chroma, Clara Sanabras, Vox Holloway Chamber Choir

Saturday 16 February, 7.30pm at Town Hall, Berkhamsted
Clara Sanabras

Presenting international chanteuse Clara Sanabras singing her evocative and deeply moving Songs of Exile, and her version of Shakespeare’s Tempest with CHROMA and Vox Holloway Chamber Choir directed by Harvey Brough. Performed at the Barbican to great acclaim, this promises to be an evening of sublime magic.

TICKETS: £20/£18 Concs
CHROMA Going Steady/ Confetti Friends £19/£17 under 18s FREE subject to availability

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Chroma – Awakening

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Categories: Concerts, Experimental, New Work, Period instruments, Women musicians
Tags: Chroma, liam byrne, st john maddermarket

Tuesday 23 April, 7.30pm St John, Maddermarket, Norwich

Liam Byrne
A feast of Renaissance and contemporary music performed by Stuart King (clarinet), Clare O’Connell (cello) and superstar viola da gamba player Liam Byrne, with visuals from Claire Shovelton.

More than just a concert, Awakening seamlessly weaves together music from experimental composers both ancient and modern; the gamba, cello and clarinet creating a uniquely rich sonic experience, linked by electronic episodes and enhanced by Claire Shovelton’s imagery, to immerse you in a transcendental, transformative world.

Music will include works from Nico Muhly, Pierre de la Rue, Christopher Tye and Alexander Agricola with three new CHROMA commissions from outstanding composers Freya Waley Cohen, Rubens Askenar and David Bruce.

The concert lasts approx one hour with no interval.

TICKETS: GO TO CHROMA BOX OFFICE

£15/£12 concessions (CHROMA Friends £13/£10)
under 18s free, subject to availability.

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