Opera North Double Bill: Acis & Galatea / The Seven Deadly Sins
- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins, including a 30 minute interval
- Age Guidance: 12+
- Languages: In English with surtitles
More Information on Opera North Double Bill: Acis & Galatea / The Seven Deadly Sins
Simple country life collides with the sins of the city in this Handel/Weill double bill.
The evening opens with a contemporary take on Handel’s Acis & Galatea, a light-hearted pastoral opera inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis are falling in love but when the monstrously jealous Polyphemus appears on the scene, their happiness is threatened… Anthony Kraus leads a 15-strong orchestra through a beautiful score that swings from the joyous to the melancholic, from the hearty ‘Happy We’ to the poignant chorus ‘Mourn, All Ye Muses!’. Featuring Nicholas Watts (The Turn of the Screw) as Acis and Amy Freston (The Merry Widow) as Galatea.
In Weill’s jazzy Seven Deadly Sins, we meet Anna and Anna: one person, two personalities. Sent away for seven years to make money for their struggling family, they journey between seven cities from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and encounter sloth, pride, wrath, gluttony, lust, greed and envy on the way. As they do, they dance, sing, argue and bear the sardonic commentary of their family. Weill’s playful and shimmering ‘sung ballet’ – his final collaboration with Brecht – is directed and choreographed by Gary Clarke (Street Scene) and features Wallis Giunta (Trouble in Tahiti) and dancer Shelley Eva Haden as the two Annas.
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Acis & Galatea
George Frideric Handel | Approx 85 mins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Kurt Weill | Libretto by Bertold Brecht | Translation by Michael Feingold
Approx 35 mins
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Parent & Baby Performance
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance