Festival 2021

Pigmalion by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Dunedin Consort X Rowdy SS feat. Claricia Parinussa and Rebecca Bellantoni

Sunday 11 July, 10.30am (2021)

Genesis Cinema

A special one-off screening of this new production of Rameau’s Pigmalion at Genesis Cinema.

PRICE: £15

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Pigmalion is a talented sculptor, carving his ideal woman, much to the dismay of his fiancée, Céphise. As the statue takes shape, he appeals to the goddess Venus to bring his artwork to life, and everyone’s fortunes are changed when la statue transforms, awakes – and dances. 

Rameau’s opera, written over 270 years ago, feels very much of our times, exploring themes of love, narcissism, gender, creative genius, power and image culture.  

Dunedin Consort 

John Butt harpsichord & director 

Nicholas Mulroy Pigmalion 

Anna Dennis L’Amour 

Hilary Cronin Céphise 

Zöe Brookshaw La statue animée 

Rowdy SS creative director  

Claricia Parinussa  performance artist 

Rebecca Bellantoni performance artist 


Spitalfields Music thank Brian Smith for his support of this performance 

We’ve been working with our wonderful friend from Thoroughly Good, Jon Jacob, on a series of podcasts for you to listen to pre (or post!) our events. We hope you enjoy listening!

Episode 1: What’s in the Spitalfields Festival 2021

Jon Jacob speaks to composers Errollyn Wallen, Edmund Finnis, Howard Goodall, and David Fennessey about their new works, including a tribute to those carers who lost their lives in the first wave of the COVID pandemic.

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Venue information

Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema
93-95 Mile End Rd
E1 4UJ
United Kingdom

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