20:20-21:05, Thursday 8th September 2022

The Cockpit

 

Music: Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour

Words: Dominic Power

 

THE RED ROOM – a portable opera for three voices. Set 1930s Iran, The Red Room is an intimate drama with overtones of Gothic horror that explores nihilism and philosophic despair. It is based on a short story by the Iranian modernist master, Sadegh Hedayat.

 

In a provincial Persian town, an enigmatic stranger offers a stranded traveller a room. In a night of revelations, the traveller is drawn into the inner life of his Host and discovers the secret of the Red Room.

 

Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults

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

 

Produced by Ensemble Fantômas 

 

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

 

 

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On the same day:

 

Music: Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour

Words: Dominic Power

 

Stage Director: Chiara D’Anna

 

Singers:

Soprano: Maya Sapone

Countertenor: Ralph Thomas Williams

Baritone: Yuki Okuyama

 

Ensemble:

Violin: Darragh Morgan

Clarinet: Gabriella Dall’Olio

Harp: Christa Danielsen

 

Lighting Designer: Steve Lowe

Music: Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour

Words: Dominic Power

 

Stage Director: Chiara D’Anna

 

Singers:

Soprano: Maya Sapone

Countertenor: Ralph Thomas Williams

Baritone: Yuki Okuyama

 

Ensemble:

Violin: Darragh Morgan

Clarinet: Gabriella Dall’Olio

Harp: Christa Danielsen

 

Lighting Designer: Steve Lowe