Opera for the unknown woman

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Produced by Fuel Theater London|London, 2016

A multi-media science fiction opera

By Melanie Wilson

co-composed by Kasia 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

Blog: https://operafortheunknownwoman.wordpress.com

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


May 2016

Wed 25 7.45pm Coventry
Thu 26 7.45pm Coventry

June 2016

Wed 08 8.30pm Cardiff
Thu 09 8.30pm Cardiff
Fri 10 8.30pm Cardiff
Fri 10 4.30pm Cardiff
Sat 11 4.30pm Cardiff
Sun 12 4.30pm Cardiff
Thu 16  7.30pm London
Fri 17  7.30pm London
Wed 22 7.30pm Huddersfield
Thu 23 7.30pm Huddersfield
Fri 24 7.30pm Huddersfield

Kasia Głowicka – “Aria to the cosmos” – fragment from “Opera for the unknown woman”. voice – Kate Huggett.


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"What makes the music of Kasia Głowicka special? First of all space. Deep and extensive (…) Seasoned composer – the clear intentions and the feeling for ‘big form’."

Jan Topolski

Musica 21 Magazine

"exacting musical intelligence"

Bernard Clarke

RTE National Radio, Ireland

"brilliant media artists”…”wisely explore the stylistical choke points of a possible junction between classical music, ambient and minimalism"

Vito Camarretta


"her powerful Kyrie made me fight to maintain my composure. (…) I had never heard great new Polish music in Poland before, and I was deeply deeply moved by that experience."

William Anderson

"Her music was praised for its powerful sense of theatre. …excellent music."

Genesis Foundation

"Complex, yet accessible. Very powerful music"

Fuell Theater