OPERA WEEKENDER SPECIAL EVENT IF YOU DARE!
SUNDAY 21ST JAN 4-4.30PM
V&A, CROMWELL RD, LONDON SW7 2RL
Award winning BRIGHTON THEATRE presents extracts from
IMPALED - THE OPERA
composer: Vlad Maistorovici
librettist: Richard Crane
director: Faynia Williams
with The 12 Ensemble, soprano Becca Marriott, tenor Oliver Brignall
“My stake thrusts its roots deep into the soul of this nation. I am cruel and it hurts; you only punish those you love.”
It’s never been more important to get inside the skin of a historic monster figure. It’s the same struggle and world crisis today, with mediaeval cruelty, besieging of cities, and mass killing of enemies. Just as the impalees are ‘beyond pain’, so this opera goes ‘beyond comedy’ to give a fascinating and disturbing insight into the roots of the divisions between East and West.
This first opera by Maistorovici, who will be performing in the event, is inspired by Crane & Williams’s BBC Radio drama, starring John Hurt, from the The Third Stake by Marin Sorescu, & the stage play at Oran Mor Glasgow and Rialto Brighton Festival 2015, which was Nominated Best Production, Broadway Bobby Awards.
Do not miss this chance to catch a taste of IMPALED in the making, before it sets off on a prestigious International Festival tour.
With the kind support of:
- Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation
- Nigel Pittman, Trustee of Brighton Theatre and Brighton Early Music Festival
- Baron Michael de Styrcea
- Anonymous supporter
- The Romanian Cultural Institute