Be transported across continents at the ENO's vibrant new production of Purcell's Indian Queen at the London Coliseum this winter.
Devised by acclaimed director Peter Sellars, the rich score of Purcell's final unfinished opera The Indian Queen is reworked around a new text with the inclusion of some of Purcell's most ravishing religious anthems.
This new version recounts the confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World through a personal account from the female perspective, which Sellars has based on The Lost Chronicles of Terra Firma by Nicaraguan author Rosario Aguilar.
The production is a spectacle of music, theatre, dance, literature and visual art and features stunning set designs from LA-based graffiti artist, Gronk.
The musical team is led by baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, artistic director of major early music festivals in Britain and Germany. With contributions from the ENO Chorus, the cast of The Indian Queen includes the exceptional young soprano Julia Bullock, for whom Sellars created the role, and leading British lyric soprano Lucy Crowe.
The Indian Queen is sung and surtitled in English.
- Peter Sellars