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    Canterbury Festival Event, Sun 26 Oct 2014

    Nova Music Ensemble

    Nova Music Ensemble

     
     

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    Canterbury Festival Box Office

    01227 787787

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    University of Kent Campus,
    Tanglewood. Giles Lane,
    Canterbury,
    Kent,
    CT2 7NF

    Events at this Venue

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    Cecilia McDowall: Airborne
    Stephen McNeff: Prometheus Drowned

    George Vass (Conductor)
    Richard Williams (Director)

    Nova Music Opera presents a double-bill of chamber operas by living British composers. United by their common theme of misadventure, Airborne and Prometheus Drowned make perfect performance partners. Airborne - commissioned from Cecilia McDowall with libretto by Andy Rashleigh - is a World War I centenary tribute to the forgotten pilots of the Royal Flying Corps (the precursor of the Royal Air Force).
    Prometheus Drowned is a dark exploration of the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley at Livorno in 1822. The piece was originally conceived as a ‘Monologue for voice and chamber ensemble’ but the work now has two characters (a singer and an actor) and has been extended and completely re-orchestrated for Nova Music Opera’s new stage production.

    This evening's cast are Donna Lennard (soprano), Henry Manning (baritone), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano) and Christopher Good (actor).

    There will be a pre-show talk with Cecilia McDowall and Stephen McNeff in conversation with Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University) at 6.30pm.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sun 26 Oct 2014 19:30

    Prices

    Tickets £25
    Students £12

    Booking fees apply*.

    (*Booking Fees Apply – By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.)

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