The Gypsy Bible

Alexander, Catherine (2010) The Gypsy Bible. [Performance]
Creators:Alexander, Catherine
Directors:Alexander, Catherine
Corporate Creators:Opera North
Performance Type:Public Production
Key Venues:The Sage, Gateshead, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Lawrence Batlet Theatre, Huddersfield

By Joe Townsend and Alasdair Middleton. Directed by Catherine Alexander

Making a violin isn’t easy: it takes 400 years of love, murder and the devil’s whim. Weaving together tales from across Europe, this new folk opera is told through wild gypsy rhythms and a kaleidoscopic array of virtuosic playing. Whether made from the bones of a young woman’s body or the strange alchemy of the violin-maker’s craft, the old magic and wanton science surrounding the fiddle are brought to life in story and song. With music by Joe Townsend and words by Alasdair Middleton (The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Enchanted Pig).

ComposerTownsend, JoeUNSPECIFIED
LyricistMiddleton, AlasdairUNSPECIFIED
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Item Type:Performance
Additional Information:Music: Joe Townsend Words: Alasdair Middleton Director: Catherine Alexander Violin and Musical Director: Joe Townsend Violins: Sylvia Hallett Double Bass: Paul Moylan Percussion: Simon Allen Voices: Nadia Morgan and Rhiannon Meades
Uncontrolled Keywords:Opera, Music, Violin, Gypsy
ID Code:149
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:06
Last Modified:16 Jul 2019 09:06
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