Live Performance

19:00-19:40, Wednesday 4th August 2021

The Cockpit

 

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:45-20:45 Saturday 7th August 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.

 

Music: Sarah Sarhandi

Words: Vincent Katz

 

Full Price: £15; If you can’t afford it: £5.

 

 

‘While There’s Light’ is a work-in-progress selection from composer Sarah Sarhandi and Vincent Katz’s opera based on Katz’s award-winning translations of the love poems of 1st century BCE Roman poet Sextus Propertius. Katz and Sarhandi are crafting an evening’s performance that tells a story of love, lust, obsession, mistrust, hatred, death, and immortality, set against the context, relevant today as then, of a relentlessly militaristic society. Sarhandi is composing a score with classical structures that also draws on dance music. Voices, instruments and Sarah’s distinctive viola combine with and are contrasted against electronica in intimate interludes and large layered soundscapes.

 

You can find a programme for While There’s Light here.

 

The interactive broadcast will include a Q&A with prizes for audience members who can identify arcane mythological references!

 

Age range: 13+ (Sexual content, graphic violence referred to)

Content advisory: Sexual content, and violence referred to.

 

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

 

Produced by Cynthia Opera

 

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

 

facebook.com/Cynthia-Opera-100876768886933

whilethereslight.com

 

 

 

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Music: Sarah Sarhandi

Libretto: Vincent Katz

Performers: Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano; Rosie Middleton, mezzo-soprano; Ebe Oke, tenor

Percussion: Mark Sanders

Viola: Sarah Sarhandi

Suit: John Pearse

Sound Technician: Nir Perlman

 

On the same day:

Music: Sarah Sarhandi

Libretto: Vincent Katz

Performers: Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano; Rosie Middleton, mezzo-soprano; Ebe Oke, tenor

Percussion: Mark Sanders

Viola: Sarah Sarhandi

Suit: John Pearse

Sound Technician: Nir Perlman