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Opera For The Unknown Woman

A bold re-imagining of the operatic form.

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Tickets for Opera For The Unknown Woman are half price! Purchase at the Box Office or over the phone - 01484 430528 quoting 'HOPE'

A bold re-imagining of the operatic form.

300 years from now. World economies have failed. The human vestiges of earth are scattered and defenseless, pursued by flood and famine. In 2016 a group of women from around the world are drawn together by an unearthly power, to forge a future for their planet.

Written, directed and co-composed by award winning sound artist, Melanie Wilson, with critically acclaimed Polish composer Katarina Glowicka; Opera for the Unknown Woman is a bold reimagining of the operatic form, weaving together theatre, contemporary classical music, electronics and film. The talented ensemble includes Patricia Rozario OBE and Adey Grummet (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Mr Burns).

This science fiction, multi-media opera channels a performance of vivid imagination and passionate politics into an exhilarating call to action.

Written and directed by Melanie Wilson. Co-composed by Melanie Wilson and Katarina Glowicka. Produced by Fuel.

Commissioned by Wales Millennium Centre for Festival of Voice and Yorkshire Festival in association with Warwick Arts Centre. Funded by Arts Council England & Arts Council Wales. Supported by the Fidelio Trust and Hinrichsen Foundation. Development commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and funded by Arts Council England & PRSF for Music Foundation. Developed in association with Opera North Projects.

Image Credit: Manuel Vason and Stem Design

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Lawrence Batley Theatre - Huddersfield

Queen Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SP

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Please contact The Lawrence Batley Theatre for more information on 01484 430528

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

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Melanie Wilson is a theatre maker whose work combines sound and language to create powerful, poetic performances. Her work employs theatre, sound art and contemporary forms of composition.
As a writer, performer and sound artist she has collaborated with artists and companies across forms of theatre, film, music, installation, fine art and photography.

Since 2007 she has been making and performing in her own work including; Landscape II, Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, U.K touring; Autobiographer, London, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011, U.K touring, (winner Off West End Award for Best Sound Design 2012); Iris Brunette, UK and International touring (winner Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009) all produced by UK producers, Fuel; The View From Here, an audio performance commissioned by BAC for the One on One Festival 2010; The Philosopher of Furniture, BAC commission for Masque of the Red Death by Punchdrunk and Simple Girl, London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007, Dublin Fringe Festivals 2007 (nominated Best Actress and Spirit of the Fringe Award).

Her work has been presented in the U.K and internationally, featuring in the sound design for the multi-media work of director Katie Mitchell, most recently for Cleansed at National Theatre, UK and Reise Durch die Nacht (2012) at Schauspeilhaus, Cologne; Die Gelbe Tapete, Schaubühne, Berlin, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, Berg Theatre, Vienna, The Forbidden Zone, Salzburg Festival, Reisende auf Einem Bein, DeutschesSchauspeilhaus, Hamburg.

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