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 12 June 2015 at  


Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
David Harsent librettist
Martin Duncan director
Alison Chitty set & costume designer
Paul Pyant lighting designer
London Sinfonietta

This music theatre double bill begins with a ‘photographic blow-up’ of one of the most heartrending moments of classical mythology: the fatal instant when Orpheus, glancing back along the corridor to the Underworld, inadvertently condemns Eurydice to an eternity in Hell. Now, Birtwistle returns with The Corridor’s ‘second half’: the restorative tale of Ovid’s Medea, who uses her powers to give new life to her lover’s ageing father, Aeson. The world premiere of The Cure will open the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival in a double bill with The Corridor, followed by further performances at Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre. With introspective narratives that are as austere and compelling as Birtwistle’s music, this intimate chamber opera pairing is theatre in close-up.

Friday 12 June 2015 at 7.30pm (SOLD OUT), Sunday 14 June 2015 at 2.30pm, Monday 15 June 2015 at 5pm

Harrison Birtwistle : The Corridor The Cure

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