SLEEPING & WAKING

ARE THEIR NAMES

A girl has been asleep in a tower for 400 years, dreaming of birdsong.

 

Across town, her sister casts spells to try to put herself to sleep.

 

An old woman has two daughters called Sleeping and Waking: taking the form of a bird she watches them through windows.

 

A five-minute opera by singer and first-time composer Bryony Purdue approaches the distancing effects of isolation through the language of folk tales.

An Opera Harmony commission.

DATES & VENUES

Online

From 11 August 2020

OperaVision

cast & creatives

 

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TORIA BANKS
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OLIVIA FRASER
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LINDA HIRST
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JULIETTE KOCH
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BRYONY PURDUE
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