The Mother with Mahogany Opera Group
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Mother with Mahogany Opera Group

THE MOTHER

Music: Laurence Osborn
Text: Theo Merz
 

A mother and a son, a son and a mother.
Things had to be this way and couldn’t be another.

Leon dreams of changing the world with his radical philosophy but the explosive, suffocating, mutually destructive relationship he has with his mother leaves little time for anything or anyone else.

The Mother is an adaptation of the absurdist play Matka by Polish writer Witkacy (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz). Indebted to Eastern European theatre, it is a bitingly satirical and explosive response to the traditions of opera. Osborn plunges the audience into an anarchic, surrealist world through taut, intense music that draws on Weill, Birtwistle, and Romitelli, alongside mainstream pop influences.


The Mother: Lore Lixenberg
Leon: James Hall
Dorothea: Lindsay Bramley
Father: Geoffrey Dolton
Sophia: Rebecca Bottone
Academic and De Proud: Andrew Dickinson
Theatre Owner and Modesta: Daniel Norman

Staging: Frederic Wake-Walker
Lighting: Sylwester Łuczak
Conductor: Jamie Man
Repetiteur & Pianist: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Orchestra: CHROMA

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7:00 PM19:00

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Harry Bicket conductor 
Louise Alder soprano 
James Hall countertenor 
Joshua Ellicott tenor 
Brindley Sherratt bass 
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

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2:00 PM14:00

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8:00 PM20:00

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8:00 PM20:00

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2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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