Michel returns to a small coastal town to search for a girl he once heard singing. But the townspeople have lost their memories and Michel finds himself in a world where situations follow each other without cause or consequence. When he tries to leave he's told that the train he arrived on never existed. David Pountney, one of the most distinguished international directors returns to direct the original cast in the mysterious and poetic fantasy Julietta
. The original Pountney/Lazaridis staging in 1997, with its breathtaking, timeless and thought-provoking treatment, was an international success. The Company subsequently performed at the National Theatre in Prague.. Martin Andre who conducted there joins the Company once again. Sung in English. Running time 2 hours 30 minutes.Performers Rebecca Caine (Julietta), Paul Nilon (Michel), Alan Oke (Commissar/Clerk/Postman/Forest Warden), Adrian Clarke (Man in Helmet/Old Man/Youth), Jonathan Best (Memory Dealer/Beggar/Man in Window/Grandfather), Debra Stuart (Little Arab/Errand Boy), Frances McCafferty (Palmist), Richard Angas (Old Arab/Sailor/Nightwatchman), Susan Lees, Gladwyn Taylor, Claire Williams, Pauline Thulborn, Vivienne Bailey, Hazel Croft, Harry Sharples, Anne Marie-Ives, Peter Bodenham.
Author Bohuslav Martinu. Company Opera North. Conductor Martin Andre. Director David Pountney. Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Marie Jeanne Lecca. Lighting David Cunningham. Translation David Pountney.