Emily Hall: Folie à Deux

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June (2015)

PRICE: £15 unreserved / £20 with Sound among Sounds

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Mahogany Opera Group
Sofia Jernberg voice artist
Finnur Bjarnason tenor
Emily Hall composer
Sjón libretto
Frederic Wake-Walker director

Following a preview performance during our Winter Festival, we present the fully-staged version of Emily Hall’s new opera.

It was exquisite and exciting. Over all too soon. Loved it.
Audience member

A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. His belief that a pylon has a special power passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold. Insanity, electricity and love collide in a sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.

An opera and a concept album, Folie à Deux is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship.

Approximate running time: 1 hour

Supported by Arts Council England, Britten–Pears Foundation, The Golsoncott Foundation, The Hinrichsen Foundation, The Holst Foundation, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Leche Trust, Nordic Culture Point, PRS for Music Foundation, The RVW Trust, Sound and Music and Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement.

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Enjoy all events on Saturday or Sunday (Folie à Deux and Sound Among Sounds) for just £20
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