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The Ant and the Grasshopper

Thursday 15th August & Friday 16th August, 2013

Opera Ensemble of the Opera Strekoza i Murave

Music/Producer: Brian Hosefros
Words: Vadim Yurchenko [PERFORMED IN RUSSIAN]

Director: Martyna Lyko
Designer: Marianne Raye
Music Director: Matthew Waldren
Assistant Music Director: Lindsay Bramley

Strekoza: Madeleine Holmes
Muravej: Sheridan Edward
Muravej’s Friend: Alistair Sutherland
Banker: Chloe Hinton
Mezzo II: Christina Gill
Flute: Helen Whitaker
Oboe/Cor Anglais: Krystyna Misiukiewicz
Clarinet I: Chris Goodman
Clarinet II/Bass Clarinet/Percussion: George Sleightholme
Violin I: Ingrid Clement
Violin II: Anne Kim
Viola: Jeremy Gurchenko
Cello: Martin Teshome

Strekoza i Muravej (Grasshopper and Ant) is a re-imagining of the classic Russian fable following the lives of the extravagant Strekoza and the dutiful Muravej. Our story is Russian, the meaning is universal. Audiences will empathize with the characters through the soul of the music and the poetry of the words.