FESTIVAL ONE

The Monodrama Project

MOP FESTIVAL ONE: The Monodrama Project

July 27, July 29 and August 3, 2017

 

Manchester Opera Project presents Festival ONE : three evenings of dramatic works for the voice with a focus on the monologue. The festival includes premieres of three MOP commissioned monodramas by composers Laura Bowler, Ailís Ní Ríain, Michael Rose and Philip Venables, readings of new operas in progress by Marco Galvani and Jonathan Higgins and an unforgettable performance by Manchester poet Tom Jenks of his MOP commissioned libretto, Crabtree (the libretto) for solo voice and imaginary bear.  The reading will be accompanied by live, improvised double bass.  Special mystery guest poet as “the bear”

FESTIVAL ONE X 3:
Monodramas

by Bowler/Venables, Ní Ríain and Rose


Commissioned monodramas by:
Laura Jayne Bowler/Philip Venables, Ailís Ní Ríain, & Michael Rose for solo voice and instrumental ensemble.  Featuring Laura Bowler, Jennifer Parker and Timothy Langston. Tom Newall, conductor. 

 

Premieres
HALLÉ ST. PETER’S, ANCOATS
40 BLOSSOM STREET, MANCHESTER, M4 6BF THURSDAY 27 July 2017
8.30pm (doors open 8:00pm)

The bar will be open from 8:00. Come have a pre-performance drink or two and have a chat. 

Tickets £12 in advance via Eventbrite
(£15 at the door)

 

 

FESTIVAL ONE X 2:

Readings of New Operas

by Jonathan Higgins

& Marco Galvani/leomercer

Featuring excerpts from Autopilot Saves Model S; a chamber opera in progress by composer Marco Galvani & librettist leomercer and the Manchester premiere of Schutzwall: a chamber opera for two voices on either side of the Berlin wall by electronic composer Jonathan Higgins.

Premiere
INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION
ENGINE HOUSE, CHORLTON MILL,

3 CAMBRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 5BY

SATURDAY  July 29, 2017

8:00 (doors open 7:30pm)

Tickets: £6 in advance via Eventbrite
(£7 at the door)

 

FESTIVAL ONE X 1:

Crabtree (the Libretto)

by Tom Jenks

A  staged reading of  poet Tom Jenks': Crabtree (the Libretto), commissioned by Manchester Opera Project.  Featuring the poet himself as Crabtree, plus mystery guest poet playing the bear. A partnership event with the Red Ceilings Press.

 

Premiere
THE KINGS ARMS PUB, SALFORD

11BLOOM STREET, SALFORD, M3 6AN

THURSDAY August 3, 2017

7:30pm (doors open upstairs: 7:00pm)

Tickets: £2 in advance via Eventbrite
(£3 at the door) Includes special raffle ticket

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