TheOpenRehearsals in association with Opera Theatre Company & LaCat Salons



10th December 2012 at The Back Loft, La Cathedral Studios

“An evening of improvised Opera”

Following their extremely well received performance in October, TheOpenRehearsals are delighted to announce their new performance on December 10th at the Back Loft (off Thomas St.) at 8.00pm. This unique experience is brought to you in association with Opera Theatre Company and LaCat Salons. 

TheOpenRehearsals are a group of professionally trained classical musicians/theatre artists who have come together to explore the possibilities of improvised music theatre. The music, which is improvised anew in each performance, lends itself to an uncanny sense of focus and unpredictability.  This combination of music and theatre in one entity is more reminiscent of traditional art forms from around the world than of Western theatre: using physical theatre, masks, and random text what we do is pitched on the boundaries between abstract music, text art and theatre.  We are currently exploring the concept of “the stage as a song”, a method of walking freely through a pre-set structure, whereby each place on the stage has its own musical atmosphere; actors and musicians can trigger changes when they choose by moving to another position. This is an original, fascinating new form of improvised opera.

The group is David Bremner (keyboard, composer, writer), Enda Collins (horn), Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano), Aidan McWatt (violin), Paul Nolan (actor), Andrea Scott (director/actor), Sandra Gonzalez Bandera (actor), Claire Fitch (cello), Alan Leech (tenor), Chris Stynes (percussion), Carolyn Goodwin (clarinet/saxophone),  Aod├ín McCardle (poet).

Venue: The Back Loft, La Cathedral Studios
Date: 10th Dec 2012 @ 8.00pm
Tickets: €8/5 available from the venue on the night

TheOpenRehearsals gratefully acknowledge the support of the Arts Council through the Opera Project Award.