Thursday 18th, 21.45 & Friday 19th August, 21.55

 

SoS Music Theatre

 

Yellow grew out of a piece that was performed as part of Tte ˆ Tte: The Opera Festival 2010, and has been a continuously developing project. The initial work, ‘She Walketh Veiled and Sleeping’ was based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,’ and that underlying idea has remained. This, I hope, is the first of many upcoming projects that aim to newly understand the operatic form, and the expressive and dramatic power of music in the theatre. Daniel Saleeb

 

Synopsis

Yellow fuses opera with theatre and performance art and embraces quadrophic sound, live video and an immersive design to re-examine the audience’s relationship with opera. Together with a haunting chamber ensemble score, this is an operatic experience like no other.

Taking inspiration from Charlotte Gilman’s seminal short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, the three short works explore madness and mental strain through a surreal tapestry of dirty limericks and marital psychosis.

 

www.soundofstatic.com

 

https://vimeo.com/28231171Genesis

 

 

Yellow

Music & Director: Daniel Saleeb


Words: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Daniel Saleeb and Ossian


Designer: Georgia Lowe


Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson


Filming: Alana McVerry


Produced by: Ben Monks and Will Young for Supporting Wall


Soprano: Miranda Heldt


Baritone: Richard de Winter


Flute: Cathy Birch


Clarinet: Ellen Deverall


Piano: Martin Ford


Percussion: Gerard Rundell


Violin: Gemma Sharples


Violincello: Verity Evanson


 


Biographies


 


Miranda Heldt: Soprano trained at GSMD. Recent work includes Dido in Dido & Aeneas (Ad Parnassum, Venice/London) and St Matthew Passion (National Theatre).


 


Richard De Winter: Baritone trained at RAM. He has toured Europe with the English Theatre Company, and is former a member of the NewsRevue.


 


Cathy Birch: Flute studied under Anna Pope, Laura Jellicoe and Susan Milan, and is Programme Manager for Learning and Participation at Spitalfields Music.


 


Ellen Deverall: Clarinet trained at RAM and was a finalist in the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain Soloist Competition.


 


She performs with the St James Quintet.


 


Martin Ford: Piano is assistant organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Recent CD releases include Duruflé’s Requiem for Harmonia Mundi.


 


Gerard Rundell: Percussion trained at RCM, and has performed with the English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus


 


Gemma Sharples: Violin trained at RAM and has performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. She is a founding member of Holywell String Quartet.


 


Verity Evanson: Violoncello trained at RCM and performs with the Leonora Piano Trio, Holywell String Quartet and Albero Ensemble.


 


Daniel Saleeb: Director and composer studied with Kenneth Hesketh at RCM, and was awarded a place on the International Composer Pyramid project in 2010. Recent commissions include Stefan the Spoonmaker for percussionist Rebecca McChrystal, Look Graciously Upon Us for the Chapel Choir of Harrow School, and an electronic score for Amphibians (Bridewell Theatre).


 


Georgia Lowe: Designer trained at Motley. Credits include Blue Surge and Fanny and Faggot (Finborough) and Amphibians (Bridewell).


 


She is a finalist for the Linbury Prize 2011.


 


Richard Williamsons: Lighting Designer lighting design includes Richard III, An Arab Tragedy (Swan Theatre and tour), Amphibians (Bridewell) and Thrill Me (Tristan Bates and Charing Cross Theatre).


 


Produced by Ben Monks and Will Young for Supporting Wall – www.supportingwall.com