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Into The Little Hill / Recital 1

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Two modern classics from The Opera Group Read More >

Two modern classics combine in a programme of dramatic twists.

Luciano Berio’s Recital 1 sets the solo singer in a situation that turns into a nightmare: she is ready to perform, but no pianist has arrived to accompany her. The resulting work has all the exuberance and daring typical of the composer’s creative wit as the singer attempts to carry on while her mental state deteriorates.

In George Benjamin’s Into The Little Hill, two singers act out a sometimes disturbing interpretation of the fable of the Pied Piper, in which a stranger first charms away from a town its plague of rats, before exacting a heavy price when political promises are not kept.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/07/2010

Closing Night: 26/07/2010

Running time: 1hr 35mins

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Cast & Creative


Claire Booth, Susan Bickley


Director - John Fulljames

Producer - ROH2. Aldeburgh Festival, London Sinfonietta, The Opera Group

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Conductor - Franck Ollu

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark

Music By - Luciano Berio / George Benjamin

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