20:00, Sun 10th May 2020 - Mon 11th May 2020 at The Round Church
Easter Week 3
Over nuptial flames, a prayer is sung. A plea. A name.
A man bursts into the Theban temple. Petrified, groom and congregation cower. The ardent prayer is heard again as the bride races into the arms of her beloved and away.
On Olympus, his wife watches.
Reframing Handel’s Semele in immersive opera will involve vibrant storytelling, as the audience mingle amongst our ensemble in the transformed Round Church.
Our cast and musicians will work closely to create the sensory worlds of ancient Thebes and the timeless mythic land of the Gods in rehearsals over Lent term, with workshops from alumni and professionals in the industry.