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University of Kent Campus,
Tanglewood. Giles Lane,
|Sat 9 Aug - Sun 2 Nov||Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge|
|Wed 15 - Fri 31 Oct||In Here Out There at Canterbury Cathedral|
|Sat 18 Oct||Cabaret Fantastique at Festival Spiegeltent|
|Sat 18 Oct||Canterbury Festival Parade at Canterbury Cathedral|
|Sat 18 Oct||Geno Washington at Festival Spiegeltent|
|Sat 18 Oct||Rachmaninov Vespers at Canterbury Cathedral|
Cecilia McDowall: Airborne
Stephen McNeff: Prometheus Drowned
George Vass (Conductor)
Richard Williams (Director)
Nova Music Ensemble 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 Ensemble’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.
|Sun 26 Oct 2014||19:30|
Booking fees apply*.
Tickets go on sale:
Festival Friends - Monday 21 July
General Release - Monday 04 August
(*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.)