30 Apr - 2 May 2020
When Phaeton seeks the rewards of a God, his arrogance costs the earth.
Based on the myth of Phaeton from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Jonathan Dove’s chamber opera uses the apocalyptic vision of the sun scorching the earth to explore the issue of climate change. Set after a global catastrophe, the survivors relive the events that led to disaster.
This choral version of the opera, with a libretto from April de Angelis, was written specifically for ENO’s award-winning Chorus. Jamie Manton returns to direct this ‘darkly atmospheric’ (The Guardian) production, with designs by Linbury Prize winner Camilla Clarke.
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – The Observer
★★★★ – The Stage
ENO Studio Live
ENO Studio Live is part of ENO’s investment in talent development. This series of performances enables their Staff Directors to create and deliver their own fully staged productions within a studio environment. It also allows scope for members of the ENO Chorus to take on principal roles.
Licensed by arrangement with Peters Edition Limited, London.
Originally commissioned by Holland Opera with assistance from the Eduard van Beinum Foundation. First performed by Holland Opera at Fort Rhijnauwen in the province of Utrecht, on 29 June 2015.
75 minutes without an interval
Tickets start at £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket.
The performance contains one scene with mild adult content and scenes with flashing lights.
Mark Biggins Conductor
Jamie Manton Director
Camilla Clarke Designer
Tom Mannings Lighting Designer
Jasmine Ricketts Movement Director
Claire Mitcher Young Woman
Susanna Tudor-Thomas Old Woman
Elgan Llyr Thomas Young Man/Phaeton
Robert Winslade Anderson Old Man/Phoebus
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