Street gangs, loners, violence, love: this thrilling new opera is a contemporary urban story, both dark and magical, about a group of young people connected by a web of stories... and the giant blue spider that might save them all.


Music: Anna Meredith
Lyrics: Philip Ridley
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Archive listings for Tarantula in Petrol Blue

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


With music by Aldeburgh Alumna and star of the 2008 Last Night of the Proms Anna Meredith, and text by award-winning playwright and novelist Philip Ridley, this is a seriously modern tale. Anna Meredith's music - which draws as much from the pop world as from her classical roots - weaves together acoustic, electronic and amplified sounds to create a vibrant and bold musical world. Ideal for everyone aged 13 and over.Director Bijan Sheibani. Conductor Jessica Cottis. Design Alex Eales. Lighting Jon Clark. Choreographer Aline David. Sound Sound Intermedia.
21 Feb 09 to 24 Feb 09Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L1265564375

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