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Guide to the Opera in the City Festival

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2018 FESTIVAL EDITION: DATES TBA 

Bridewell Theatre, City of London

London’s new summer opera festival takes place for the first time in 2017 and is organised by Time Zone Theatre Ltd in collaboration with the Bridewell Theatre. The exciting performance space right in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions, which appeal to both regular opera audiences and those new to opera.

The aim of the festival is to create a new, creative hub in the City. Artistic director Pamela Schermann programmes a range of operatic works from rarely performed, forgotten masterpieces to experimental productions, which combine art forms and push the boundaries of classical music. All productions are fully staged and performed in English.

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Lust, silk and strangulation: A Florentine Tragedy

Lawrence Thackeray (Guido) and Becca Marriott (Bianca) © Lidia Crisafulli
Zemlinsky's dark story of infidelity and murder, from Oscar Wilde's unfinished play, poses a significant musical challenge for both audience and director. 
***11
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Duel of duos from Opera in the City Festival

Becca Marriott (Sylvia) and Sophie Goldrick (Zanetto) © Lidia Crisafulli
Opera in the City puts two key short works side by side, both duos, to create an evening of contrasting voices in which mature, selfish passion quails before youthful promise. 
****1
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