Opera [2019]
Four-hour performance-installation for 9 performers. Commissioned by the Holden Gallery, Manchester

Opera digest. Phone footage: Scout Stuart
Opera combines visual motifs and musical gestures derived from the generic narrative tropes of its eponymous discipline. Expressions of high drama are blurred and re-directed non-verbally: characters dance flamboyantly, set off smoke machines, lounge, wrestle and gaze at one another. No one sings. The piece is designed for a large open gallery space, audience members free to position themselves anywhere throughout its duration. Made with composer Jack Sheen.


Lucia Abbott, David Bainbridge, Svenja Bühl,
Juliet Davis-Dufayard, Lawrence Dunn, Alex de Little,
Jack Sheen, Danielle Summers, Anna Tulchinskaya