Opera experience of the most impeccable pedigree will be on hand in the form of director Deborah Warner, one of the most distinguished theatre and opera directors alive today, who has directed the monumental pieces of the repertoire, including Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, but is particularly well known for her commitment to experimental performance in both opera and theatre, including a staging of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and Shakespeare’s Richard II with Fiona Shaw as Richard.
Musically, it promises to be excellent. The cast of contemporary music specialists includes counter-tenor Andrew Watts, a highly distinguished performer with an impeccable reputation across Europe, where contemporary opera is more popular. He’s “a household name in Vienna, Paris, Salzburg, Graz, Geneva, Venice, Hamburg, Porto, Lucerne, Berlin, Munich and Mannheim” according to Opera Britannia.
Contemporary opera has a taste for controversy, having already tackled terrorism with John Adams’ hugely controversial The Death of Klinghoffer, about the Palestinian hijacking of a passenger liner in 1985. Taking on 9/11 could of course, be infinitely more inflammatory. Take a seat and prepare for an evening as thoughtful as it is intense.
|What||Between Worlds, ENO|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
11 Apr 15 – 25 Apr 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican|