LCMF 2013: Immersive Opera Double Bill
Thursday, 1 August 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gerald Barry: La Plus Forte (2007) (world premiere staging)
Kate Whitley: New work (2013) (world premiere)
Allison Bell soprano
Chris Stark conductor
The Orchestra Project
Our second week opens with a night of opera immersivism. You sit to eat and around you a drama emerges, a world premiere staging of a twenty-minute sung monologue (based on an August Strindberg short play) about one woman's encounter with her husband's mistress from one of the world's greatest living opera composers, Gerald Barry.
Singing the lead role in Barry's La Plus Forte - “a hilarious and deeply poignant one-woman opera” (The Daily Telegraph) - will be acclaimed Australian soprano Allison Bell (pictured above).
To complement this tale of female rivalry, Sound Four has commissioned a second opera monologue - a salesman's monologue - from award-winning, twenty-three-year-old composer Kate Whitley.
DINING TICKETS include a 3 course meal
Grilled Sardines and harissa
Barbecued lamb leg, greek salad, tzatziki and flat bread
Baked peaches, yoghurt, honey and almonds
Drinks: Americano cocktail and a glass of wine with dinner