The Rise and Fall Of...

An opera written in a week, in collaboration with Hackney Empire.

A group of 12-19 year olds got together to write a new opera based on Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, with themes of revenge, love, power, death and betrayal. Working at Hackney Empire with a professional director, composer and designer, the five day workshop culminated in a performance at the end of the week.

The young performers, all from the Hackney area, devised a brand new working of the story, exceptionally powerful and immediate, and a raw study of the corruption of power. New lyrics and songs, new choreography, even shadow screen work, contributed to this devised opera. ETO and Hackney Empire have created the beginnings of a special partnership in the field of community arts in Hackney, with a strong and interesting future.

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    22nd Feb 2013 - 12:00 am
  1. Hackney Empire — 22nd Feb 2013 - 12:00 am

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    22nd Feb 2013 - 12:00 am

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