The Wanton Sublime & Medium – Grimeborn
25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th August, 2015 8:00PM
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
“What does it mean to be chosen?”
Orpheus Sinfonia is proud to partner with Inside Intelligence as they conclude their 20th aniversary season at the Arcola with the European premiere of The Wanton Sublime by twice Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O’Regan (Heart of Darkness) with a libretto by New York’s award-winning feminist poet Anna Rabinowitz (Darkling). This ground-breaking electro-acoustic work for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble explores the human and mystic aspects of the Virgin Mary, who struggles to retain her flesh and blood identity in the face of external forces intent on symbolising her as the ideal woman.
A one-act opera for an unaccompanied singer, The Medium is Peter Maxwell Davies’ most extraordinary and daring work.
Hai-Ting Ching was a lead performer in the 2012-2014 world tour of Philip Glass’ and Robert Wilson’s expressionist masterpiece Einstein on the Beach. In 2009, she played the lead in the Wooster Group’s critically acclaimed production of Cavalli’s opera La Didone.
“Hai-Ting Chinn has it all: breathtaking beauty, poise, comic timing and a voice of pure gold.” David Cote, Time Out – New York.
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