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

 

toria banks

writer, director

linda hirst

mother

olivia fraser

oboe

juliette koch

waking, video

bryony purdue

sleeping, sound

HERA. Live music. Touring theatre company. Touring opera company. UK. United Kingdom. Classical music.

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