Dead Wedding

Faulty Optic and Mira Calix

22 - 26 January 2008 / 19:45
The Pit


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This reinvention of the Orpheus myth is a macabre mix of puppetry, film and opera. The story unfolds in Hades, the land of the dead - a surreal landscape populated by desperate souls and corroding memories.

Ripped apart by the fickle Bacchae, Orpheus is busy gathering his strewn body parts back together. If he can find Eurydice and persuade her to remarry him, they can be together for eternity, but she is desperately trying to wash something terrible away…

Mira Calix’s score is performed live, weaving a ghostly web of sound around the action. A visual and sonic feast.

Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 80 mins/no interval

Age guidance 14+
Deals with adult themes

Post Show Talk 23 Jan

Conceived and directed by Faulty Optic
Music composed and performed by Mira Calix with a chamber ensemble from Opera North

Commissioned by Opera North Projects and Manchester International Festival

Supported by Arts Council England

Presented in association with London International Mime Festival and Opera North

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