Streetwise Opera: 'The Answer to Everything'
Until Thu Apr 25 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 22 2013
'The Answer to Everything' is an interactive film and live opera event.
Taking place in a conference run by the fictional housing corporation, Locateco Solutions, corporate confidence appears sky high, but as music engulfs the conference centres, the delegates on and off screen begin to question whether their radical re-homing solution really is the ‘answer to everything’. As business rhetoric is swept away delegates begin to connect with what really matters - each other and the world around them.
Rupert Jones and Emma Bernard have skilfully mixed performances from Streetwise Opera’s homeless and ex-homeless performers with a handful of professionals including renowned soprano Elizabeth Watts to create a rich and characterful 40-minute film. Screened as part of an integrated live event, the performers will take you on a parallel journey of discovery as both they and the audience participate as conference delegates.
The film weaves together pieces by Benjamin Britten (a section of Peter Grimes), Handel and Vivaldi, and includes new commissions by composers Emily Hall, Orlando Gough and the world-renowned Gavin Bryars. The live show features pieces by Gounod and Schumann alongside the world premiere of new commissions by up-and-coming composers Anna Meredith and Duncan Ward.
(The Streetwise company is currently raising money to provide great food and all the cups of tea it will need for six shows over three days with over 100 performers (77 performers from across the country and 30 performers from London).