Life from Light

Spanish composer Toni Castells presents his new 'sex-education opera', the main theme of which revolves around Darwin's quote about 'The impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity for looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity.' The show explores what it means to be human on planet Earth, the miracle of life and the process of evolution.

Including the aria 'Oratori', setting the words of Wikipedia's description of sexual intercourse, the show sees Castells joining forces with visual artist Thomas Yeomans, sopranos Susan Jiwey and Camilla Kerslake, countertenor Oliver Gerrish, Roberta Howett, trumpeter Simon Desbruslais, pianist Geoff Lawson, harpist Cristina di Bernardo, violinist Brigid Coleridge, cellist Cara Berridge, guitarist Justo Tripier, bassist Martin Stephens and drummer Marcin Samborski.