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Heart Of Darkness

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Joseph Conrad’s great novel comes to the Linbury Studio theatre in a new dramatic way with the world premiere of the chamber opera Heart Of Darkness. Read More >

Joseph Conrad’s great novel comes to the Linbury Studio theatre in a new dramatic way with the world premiere of the chamber opera Heart Of Darkness.

The music for Heart Of Darkness is by the young British composer Tarik O’Regan, who has garnered nominations and awards for his recent works in live performance and recording, and acquired an enviable reputation for his lyrical style, luminous textures and intense vocal expressiveness.

With O’Regan’s distinctive musical voice matched to Tom Phillips’s libretto and Edward Dick’s production, Heart Of Darkness explores themes of obsession and brutality in the oppressive atmosphere of the African Congo as the riverboat captain Marlow searches for a notorious ivory trader.

Developed in association with the ROH2 Opera Genesis initiative and American Opera Projects, this contemporary interpretation of a great work of literature in operatic form is a powerful new addition to contemporary opera.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 1/11/2011

Closing Night: 5/11/2011

Running time: 1h15

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Alan Oke, Morten Lassenius Krump, Gwenneth-Ann Jeffers, Jaewoo Kim, Donald Maxwell, Njabulo, Madlala, Sipho Fubesi, Paul Hopwood

Creative

Director - Edward Dick

Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Author - Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad

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