Meet five of opera's best-loved female characters, including Salome, Bess and Susanna, thrust together at a fantasy dinner party. Expect power struggles, questionable table manners and a serving of severed head.
This new opera from Librettist Poppy Burton-Morgan and Composer Oliver Brignall is presented by Metta Theatre (V&A Opera Company in Residence).
Make-it: Visual Score -- create a visual "score" of your own music composition, with composer Oliver Brignall.
Make-It: Costume Design -- create your own costume using household materials with designer Ryan Dawson Laight. Advance booking essential. For 5-12 year olds. £8 per child. Children must be accompanied by a child (max. 1 adult per child).
The Imagination Station -- Take to the stage with props and costumes to create an experimental opera set.
Librettist | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Composer | Oliver Brignall
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Associate Director | Robin Norton-Hale
Designer | William Reynolds
Costume Designer for Susanna | Ryan Dawson Laight
Costumer Designer for Poppea | Gabriella Slade
Costume Designer for Salomé | Jean Chan
Costume Designer for Katerina | Loren Elstein
Costume Designer for Bess | Georgia De Grey
Susanna | Danae Eleni / Raphaela Papadakis
Poppea | Marta Fontanals Simmons
Salomé | Philippa Boyle
Katerina | Catrin Woodruff
Bess | Gweneth Ann Jeffers
Victoria and Albert, Raphael Gallery, Level 1
Susanna - Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October - 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Poppea - Saturday 11th November - times tbc
Salome - Friday 19th January - times tbc
Victoria and Albert, Tapestry Galleries
Full Show - March 23rd - 7pm
Make-it: Visual Score - Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th October - 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm- 4.30pm (on Wednesday morning session only)
Make-it: Costume Design - Wednesday 23rd - Friday 27th October - 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm- 4.30pm (on Wednesday afternoon session only)
The Imagination Station - Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October - 10.30am - 5.00pm