INDEPENDENT OPERA at Sadler’s Wells returns, following the success of its 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s 'Biedermann and the Arsonists', with the UK première of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s 'Simplicius Simplicissimus' in a new translation by David Pountney.
The production is directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham.
Hartmann’s opera, Simplicius Simplicissimus, draws on Grimmelshausen’s 17th-century epic picaresque novel of the same name to create a powerful meditation on the forces of innocence and experience. The opera tracks the journey of one individual, the sheltered, ignorant shepherd boy, Simplicius, whose life is upturned by the events of the Thirty Years' War.
Friday 11 November
Tuesday 15 November
Thursday 17 November
Saturday 19 November 2016
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Design/Animation: Nate Gibson
Pianist: Charlotte Forrest
Music courtesy of Schott Music UK
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