19:50-20:25, Thursday 8th August 2019
Produced by Sonopera®
Music & Words: Elfyn Jones
Her face was of flowers
A woman made of flowers for a man cursed by his mother.
An axe, a spear, and a sword of Avalon.
A story of death and transformation, retold – from HER perspective.
She didn’t choose her husband. He was brutal and coarse. She preferred another, quieter, gentler. He came to her at night. But they couldn’t fight Gwydion’s sorcery.
Her Face was of Flowers unites a lyrical contemporary score with the soundscape of Welsh legend, recreated from hundreds of sound recordings. This is the second production by Sonopera®, presenting new opera with integrated sound design.
Produced by Sonopera
Also on the same day
Music, text, direction and sound design: Elfyn Jones
Blodeuwedd: Anna Prowse
Gronw: Lars Fischer
Lleu: Peter Edge
Clarinet: Charlie Sheppard-Vine
Harp: Eluned Pierce
Cello: Nancy Redman