The Wanton Sublime / The Medium
Musical

Arcola

The Wanton Sublime / The Medium

25 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015

£15.00 - £15.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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The Wanton Sublime by Tarik O'Regan (Heart of Darkness) with a libretto by New York’s award-winning feminist poet Anna Rabinowitz (Darkling), is a ground-breaking electro-acoustic work for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble explores the human and mythic aspects of the Virgin Mary, who struggles to retain her flesh and blood identity in the face of external forces intent on symbolising her as the ideal woman.

European premiere

The MediumThis one-act opera for an unaccompanied singer is Peter Maxwell Davies’ most extraordinary and daring work.

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Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“The Wanton Sublime is musically rich... and also philosophically absorbing... Hai-Ting Chinn's account... was a tour de force. ”

Mark Valencia (What's On Stage)

“Singular performances of operatic monologues that intriguingly explore, respectively, madness and a tough calling. ”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“No audience member for this double-bill is more than a few metres away from the singer, stunningly accomplished Hai-Ting Chinn. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Contrasting short operas linked by a pair of compelling performances... Chinn completely holds the stage... A wonderful finale. ”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

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