Opera for the unknown woman
November 6, 2015 - works
OPERA FOR THE UNKNOWN WOMAN
A multi-media science fiction opera
By Melanie Wilson
co-composed by Katarina Glowicka
Opera for The Unknown Woman is a multi-media science fiction opera that weaves together forms of theatre, sound art, contemporary classical and choral music, choreography and film.
The opera imagines the unwritten future for women to come, dreamed by a collective of women who are and have been. Using feminist science fiction as an allegorical frame, its vision entwines the imperiled future of Earth’s environment together with a journey towards of female power and stewardship.
Production: Fuel Theatre
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.
Production: “Fuel Theater”, London. With among others Patricia Rosario and Adey Grummet. Projection and video: Will Duke. Libretto and sound design: Melanie Wilson. Premiere: Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 25.05.2016. With subsequent performances in: Cardiff Millennium Centre, Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield and Platform Theatre in London. https://www.glowicka.com https://melaniewilson.org.uk/ https://fueltheatre.com http://www.willduke.net/about/about.html
Kasia Głowicka – “Aria to the cosmos” – fragment from “Opera for the unknown woman”. voice – Kate Huggett.