The Indian Queen (Photo: Javier Del Real & Teatro Real)

The Indian Queen

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Director Peter Sellars re-works Purcell’s final unfinished opera The Indian Queen, blending music with theatre, dance, literature and visual art. Read More >

Director Peter Sellars re-works Purcell’s final unfinished opera The Indian Queen, blending music with theatre, dance, literature and visual art.

Using Rosario Aguilar’s The Lost Chronicles Of Terra Firma as his inspiration, Sellars has created a tale about the first confrontations between the Europeans and the Mayans from a unique female perspective.

Using Puccini’s original music, and incorporating many of the composer’s stunning religious anthems, Sellars has finished an unfinished work. Design is provided by LA-based graffiti artist Gronk.

Young soprano Julia Bullock leads the cast in a role created for her by the director.

The Indian Queen is sung in English.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/02/2015

Closing Night: 14/03/2015

Running time: 3h40

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Julia Bullock, Lucy Crowe, Vince Yi, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Thomas Walker, Luthando Qave

Creative

Director - Peter Sellars

Producer - English National Opera in a co-production with Perm State Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid

Choreographer - Christopher Williams

Conductor - Laurence Cummings

Lighting Designer - James F. Ingalls

Set Designer - Gronk

Lyrics By - Songs and hymns by Purcell, with texts by Katherine Philips, George Herbert et al. Spoken texts by Rosario Aguilar from The Lost Chronicles of Terra Firma

Music By - Puccini

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