The World's Wife: An Opera by Tom Green

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This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series

From: Oct. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
To: Oct. 21, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

'The World's Wife', by Tom Green

Soprano: Amanda Forbes with the Mavron String Quartet

'We do our best,
we Queens, we mothers,
mothers of Queens'

That saying? Behind every famous man...? From Mrs Darwin to Queen Kong, Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife is a poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses' perspective. Composer Tom Green has transformed these firework poems in to a 21st century opera for solo soprano and string quartet and loop pedals. Join us for the debut of a radical new operatic voice, as five onstage musicians construct disembodied choirs and armies of string quartets to tell a story we all share.

A production by Welsh National Opera, Taliesin Arts Centre, Echo Forest and The Mavron Quartet.

Sung in English with surtitles in English

Contact: Hywel Harris (Email: - Telephone: 01792606280



Event created by: f.a.verger