Teatro alla Scala
Following the sensation ‘Manifest Destiny‘ at Edinburgh 2005 and London 2011 – Of all of the performances this year, this is the one to see (Edinburgh Guide Review) – Keith Burstein’s new opera is a ravishing vision of our society crossing beyond the threshold of war towards a new age of peace and mutual respect.
The music is often redolent of high romanticism and shot through with pathos- and ironic humour, at times even laced with resonance of vaudeville, broadway musical and pop ballad. A dark parable unfolds as the modern day activists within a peace movement find themselves playing out the eternal myth of Prometheus who took the fire from the Gods to give it to the mortals – but paid the highest price for their audacity.
We premiere this production in the centenary year of the end of World War 1;
Fulham Opera, along with a glittering cast present that most rare thing – a melodic and intensely lyrical new opera of passion, power and high emotion, presenting a radical and challenging evocation of the moment Humanity takes charge of the world.
7, 8, 10 August 2018 at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston, as part of the Grimeborn Festival