Even You, Lights, Cannot Hear Me / Nero Monologues at Bridewell Theatre


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Even you, lights, cannot hear me Exploring a futuristic and elegiac vision of the end of time, Even you, lights, cannot hear me is a new operatic spectacle based on a monologue from Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Two singers, depicted as two beings embodied into one entity, wonder a surreal, yet exquisite cosmos, in which nothingness and wholeness coexist, timelessly. Composed by award-winning artist Simone Spagnolo, this work merges elements of operatic singing, chamber music and performance art, whilst challenging the contemporary notion of opera. Try to imagine a spaceless world, where a two-headed creature sings, in perpetual motion, and the sound of a piano echoes through all its harmonics. An operatic experience, an inextricable blend of music and theatre: a glimpse of life after the world's end. Scored for two opera singers doubling on piano and pebbles, these unique performances star mezzo- soprano Kate Symonds-Joy and baritone James Schouten. The piece features an original translation of Chekhov by Dimitry Devdariani.

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Bridewell Theatre

Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane
+44 (0)20 7353 3331

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