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Wisdom of Stone

#OperaHarmony - 2°

Digital Opera

In Week 2 of the #OperaHarmony series, stories of individual and collective responsibility are aggravated by the constraints of confinement and funny vignettes provide welcome distraction.

Uniting under the banner of #OperaHarmony, opera makers came together virtually during the lockdown to create short digital opera pieces. By having to work in a new medium, embrace new technologies and reinvent how to create, produce, and share their work, #OperaHarmony successfully brought people together in innovative ways.

You will be able to vote for the creation you appreciated the most from 11 August to 17 August 2020.

1. Wisdom of Stone

Wisdom of Stone was filmed on location at Chateau de La Rochelambert, and tells the story of a woman who, in quarantine, is faced to confront history and her place in it.

 

Starring: Anne Sophie Duprels | Librettist & Director: Candace Evans | Music: Rose Miranda Hall | Oboe: Clara Laufente Garcia | Bassoon: Gillian Horn | Cello: Kevin Kirs Verstege | Viola: Bart Folkers | Vocal Coach/Repetiteur: Annette Saunders | Sound and Film Editing: Thomas Hripko

2. Essential Business

Lockdown 2020, Florida USA. Churches are open but social distancing has changed worship forever. A small but vocal group of fundamentalists think it’s a hoax. One pastor is about to discover the consequences.

 

Composer, Pianist, Instrumentals, Sound Editor & Filmmaker: Judith Lynn Stillman | Librettist: Anna Pool | Director: Eyalce Ismail | Pastor: Will Liverman

3. Sleeping & Waking Are Their Names

A woman has been asleep for 400 years. Her sister never sleeps. Their mother worries.

 

Music: Byrony Purdue | Words: Toria Banks | Sleeping: Bryony Purdue | Waking: Juliette Koch | Mother: Linda Hirst | Oboe: Olivia Fraser | Director: Toria Banks | Sound editing & mixing: Bryony Purdue | Video editing: Juliette Koch

4. No Room. No Room. No Room.

No Room No Room No Room. presents a series of absurd little vignettes from those of us stuck inside our absurd little rooms.

 

Starring: Gráinne Gillis, Brittany Hewitt, Zahid Siddiqui, Phil Wilcox | Writer and Director: Gareth Matteyx | Composer and Sound Designer: Ergo Phizmiz | Editor: Fraz Ireland