Image: Photo by Idil Sukan
With this performer-led re-devising of the classic opera, Arcola Participation's Queer Collective makes its Grimeborn debut.
This isn't just another operatic re-staging; everything is up for grabs - the characters' genders, the plot, and even the music are radically refashioned to suit the Collective's desires and talents.
This is a new way of making opera, where a community reoccupy the classics, making a space there for underrepresented voices and their stories.
Come and see the future of opera: a dizzying cocktail of forms, people, and spectacles in a refabulisation of this classic show.
Sung in English without surtitles.
A queer take on Mozart's perennially problematic classic by Arcola Participation Queer Collective, for lovers of queer art and opera alike.
In a utopic (and fabulously-costumed) nightscape, somewhere beyond time, place, and stylistic integrity, Don Giovanni's victims seek justice.
But what might 'justice' look like, and sound like, in a queer-reimagined world?
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Nick Bonadies after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Composer: Nick Bonadies after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyricist: Leo Doulton after Lorenzo da Ponte
Director: Leo Doulton
Musical direction: Nick Bonadies
Production: Arcola Participation