Harlekin Studio Opera made their debut with this homespun Opera - constructed from an amalgamation of well known choruses and arias.
Produced in only 4 months with a group of people who had never met before (Not forgetting the director demanding a life sized elephant and flock of birds!). This project was hugely exciting and will hopefully inspire further exploration of devised opera in the region.
Ann Dawson as the slightly out of touch Leading Lady, trying to win over the men with 'Habenera' but alwas outdone by her sister!
It's fantastic when creative people work together to support each other. We were thrilled to work with local costume legend David Gibson who made the biggest dress anyone has ever seen for our Queen of the Night, Rosie Simpson. He was also responsible for bespoke costumes for Sarastro (Jamie Whitfield), Elettra (Jolanda Grijpstra) and the little Prince and Princess (Lucy 9, Reuben 7)
Props and Puppetry
It was an enormous privilege for us to have Rose Furlonger and Glynis leading the way with our props and puppetry department. Member's also chipped in where they could and we were able to create a very real feeling of the disfunctional town of Nacht.
Our Elephant was aptly named 'Tuscanini' and was operated by David Thompson, Emily MacCready, Emma King and Jolanda Grijpstra (who stepped in after an unrelated back injury!)
Villager’s Chorus (Guillame Tell) - Rossini
Der Vogelfänger (Die Zauberflöte) - Mozart
Porgi Amour (Le nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
Habenera (Carmen) - Bizet
Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables) - Schoenberg
Priest’s Chorus (Die Zauberflöte) - Mozart
In Diesen Heilgen Hallen (Die Zauberflöte) - Mozart Monster Away (Artaxerxes) - Arne
Pour une femme (La Fille du Régiment) - Donizetti
Voi che sapete (Le nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
Non piu andrai (Le nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore) - Verdi
Der Hölle Rache (Die Zauberflöte) - Mozart
L’ho Perduta (Le nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
Czardas (Instrumental) - Monti
Soldier’s Chorus (Il Trovatore) - Verdi
Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre) - Wagner
Overture to Tannhäuser - Wagner
Corriamo, fuggiamo (Idomeneo) - Mozart
D’Oreste d’Ajace (Idomeneo) - Mozart
Un aura amorosa (Cosí fan tutte) - Mozart
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music) - Sondheim
The Sky above the Roof - Vaughan Williams
Bei Männern (Die Zauberflöte) - Mozart
Wach Auf! (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) - Wagner