Gertrude Opera’s second Culture Project, connecting opera with stories of social justice and humanitarian issues of our time, takes a Benjamin Britten Church Parable 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, we 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.
A Gertrude Opera Culture Project
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.
Image: Gertrude Opera.