19:00-19:40, Sunday 11th September 2022

The Cockpit

 

Music: Jeremy Gill

Words: Jeremy Gill and Marianna Suri, adapted from a story by Michael Zand

 

Inspired by the ongoing refugee crisis and composed for the Citizens of the World Choir, The Journey is the story of a Man who decides to escape the confines of his existence and travel in search of a better life. Bringing together an amateur choir of refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world and a multinational group of creatives and professional musicians, this opera is a retelling of the refugee story through the operatic medium. Drawing on diverse traditions, including experimental theatre, operatic singing, and contemporary musical idioms, this is a musical telling of a gripping, uplifting, and universal tale.

 

This show is a double bill (with no interval) with The Dong with a Luminous Nose.

 

Age Rating: All ages, mostly adults

Content Advisory: to see content advisories for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 shows, click here.

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by Jeremy Gill and Marianna Suri

 

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.

 

 

 

www.instagram.com/marianna.suri/

www.jeremytgill.com

www.rosiekat.co.uk/

mariannasuri.com/

www.roh.org.uk/people/chuma-sijeqa

www.citizensoftheworldchoir.org/

 

On the same day:

 

Music: Jeremy Gill

Words: Jeremy Gill and Marianna Suri, adapted from a story by Michael Zand

Director: Rosie Kat

Storyteller: Marianna Suri

A Man: Chuma Sijeqa

Chorus: Citizens of the World Choir

Music: Jeremy Gill

Words: Jeremy Gill and Marianna Suri, adapted from a story by Michael Zand

Director: Rosie Kat

Storyteller: Marianna Suri

A Man: Chuma Sijeqa

Chorus: Citizens of the World Choir