Who has not wondered what lies behind the faces of our leaders? Authority, desire and fear - chiseled, sanded and beaten into human forms. The New Renaissance Collective presents the stories of two such rulers, whose desires threaten the long-sculpted work of their forefathers.
Weaving together selected scenes from Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Shakespeare’s de-coronation of Richard II, we lift the curtain on the sighs, the glances, the clashes of metal, and the stutters of failure that lie beyond the smooth beaten surface of a mortally longed-for crown.
St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield
14-15 September 2018
'a level of musicianship and dramatic skill which fully immersed the audience in the unfolding stories'
- The Prickle
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