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Pygmalion at Spitalfields Festival

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- £10 – £50

All tickets already purchased for the original festival in July 2020 remain valid for rescheduled dates. Please contact the relevant box office for a refund.

Nicholas Mulroy Pygmalion
Anna Dennis L’Amour
Hilary Cronin Céphise
Zoë Brookshaw La statue animée

Festival Curator Kate Molleson presents Dunedin Consort performing Jean-Philippe Rameau’s sumptuous opera Pygmalion with a sensational cast accompanied by one of Scotland’s most daring young dancers, Claricia Parinussa.

Rameau’s opera tells the myth of Pygmalion, a talented sculptor who creates the image of his ideal woman in ivory. As the statue takes shape, Pygmalion becomes increasingly infatuated with it, much to the dismay of his fiancée Céphise. The sculptor appeals to the goddess Venus to bring his statue to life, and everyone’s fortunes are changed when la statue transforms, awakes – and dances.

An opera about power, gender, the myth of creative genius, narcissism, and image culture – an opera for our times.

In addition, cellist Lucy Railton responds to the drama of the work with her own compositions to open and close the concert.

Programme

Jean-Philippe Rameau Pygmalion

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£10 – £50
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Venue

Christ Church, Spitalfields
Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7377 1362
Website:
https://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
020 7377 1362

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£10 – £50
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

Christ Church, Spitalfields
Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7377 1362
Website:
https://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

Other

Booking Telephone
020 7377 1362