Operashots: The Doctor’s Tale and The Tell-Tale Heart

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 27, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

A double bill of two new short operas, one of which is an adaptation of Poe’s ‘The Tell Tale Heart’. OperaShots is at the Linbury Studio Theatre, The Royal Opera House, 8 to 16 Apr.

From the Royal Opera House website:

Following on from last Season’s success, ROH2 has commissioned a further exciting array of composers and writers to tackle head on what opera is and what it might become in the 21st century. These new OperaShots come from names famous outside the world of opera, with unexpected subjects and novel approaches. The Tell-Tale Heart brings together Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic horror and ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland, while The Doctor’s Tale, from composer Anne Dudley (The Full Monty, The Art of Noise) and librettist Terry Jones (Monty Python), unveils a Python-esque story of a doctor whose devoted patients rush to the rescue after he is forced to stop practising. Breaking the mold is what these brand new shots at opera are all about: come and find out how they hit their targets.

The evenings will be accompanied by Chroma Chamber Ensemble.

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