An exciting new immersive staging of both works, directed by video art experimentalist Netia Jones, plunges the audience into the heart of these pieces’ lyricism. Haas has described ATTHIS, based on the ancient love poetry of the Greek poet Sappho, as "a modern version of [Schubert]'s Winterreise with a happy ending." A dialogue between ensemble and soprano, it seeks to depict the reawakening of love in one of Sappho's disciples. The Second String Quartet, which Haas considers 'a flickering sound picture', is work of murky depths punctuated with beams of beauteous light.
The London Sinfonietta, one of Europe's premier contemporary ensembles, will collaborate with the Royal Opera for this unique aesthetic experience.
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
23 Apr 15 – 25 Apr 15, 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Opera House website|