second Culture Project, connecting opera with stories of social justice and
humanitarian issues of our time, takes a
Church Parable, Curlew
River, loosely based on a medieval Japanese Noh play and moulds to
tell a modern tale, of a hypocritical, selfish society. Confronting the
ill-treatment, abduction and death of a child, and reactions to grief-induced
madness, to an exquisitely beautiful, gripping score for small chamber ensemble,
the production will call into question society’s methods of coping with profound
loss – loss of family, of house, of mind – and how we as a group treat those who
think, act, or react to tragedy, differently from us.
Artistic Director -
Linda Thompson, Designer - Peter Corrigan, Lighting - Greg Carroll, Costumes -
Amelia Carroll, Music Direction: Evan Lawson, Dr David Kram, Pam Christie, Irina
Cherkasski. Performed with chamber ensemble.