3 November 2016

Simplicius Rehearsals in Photos

The cast and creatives of Simplicius Simplicissimus are nearing the end of week 5 of rehearsals. As we begin the stage rehearsals at the Lilian Baylis Studio in Sadler's Wells, we take a look back at some of the photos from the last 3 weeks of rehearsals at Lilian Baylis House - English National Opera. …

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15 October 2016

2016 Director Fellow, Polly Graham visits Munich ahead of Simplicius rehearsals

In preparation for Independent Opera’s upcoming production of Simplicius Simplicissimus, Polly Graham (director) and Nate Gibson (designer) headed out to Munich to explore the area where the composer, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, lived at the time. Below are some reflections from Graham on the trip. …

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16 May 2016

INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells presents its 2016 Director Fellow

We are pleased to present Polly Graham as the INDEPENDENT OPERA Director Fellow for 2016. …

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2 November 2015

Biedermann rehearsals in photos

The cast and creative of Biedermann and the Arsonists are entering week 5 of rehearsals, and we are excited to share some photographs from the rehearsal room at 3 Mills Studios.  …

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23 October 2015

How do you dress an arsonist?

As the third week of rehearsals draws to a close, we are thrilled to share with you some of the costume designs for Biedermann and the Arsonists by set and costume designer, Jemima Robinson. We are excited to see how these designs will come to life on stage.  …

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26 August 2015

“What would you do if a pair of suspicious-looking strangers enter your home”

What would you do if a pair of suspicious-looking strangers enter your home uninvited and then ask for shelter? Would you throw them out? Call the police? Would you try to be diplomatic and avoid a physical confrontation? These are the challenges put before an audience in Biedermann and the Arsonists. The stable domestic world of the Biedermanns, a respectable, prosperous couple, is destroyed because of their inability to combat the serious threat posed to their home and local community. Blind fear, social embarrassment, middle-class guilt and moral paralysis all combine to drive Herr Biedermann and his wife towards compromising with and ultimately submitting to this new power that has infiltrated their home.  …

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12 December 2014

2015 Independent Opera Director announced

We are pleased to announce that Max Hoehn has been named as INDEPENDENT OPERA Director Fellow for 2015. …

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