Launch event: Saturday 9 February
Performance Premiere: 5.30–7.30pm (sold out)
Exhibition launch party with DJs: 8–10pm (free and open to all)
Performance: 30 March 6–8pm (ticketed)
Join us to launch The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis, a bold and ambitious immersive live work and exhibition by Ravioli Me Away (Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald). The work will launch our 2019 programme through which we will be celebrating Wysing’s 30th anniversary.
Please note: tickets for the performance premiere have sold out but a second performance of the opera will take place at Wysing on 30 March 2019, 6-8pm, click here for booking. The exhibition will be open 10 February to 14 April, 12–5pm daily.
The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis transforms Wysing’s gallery in its entirety into a multimedia exhibition that includes new sculptural works and costumes alongside a three-screen video installation. Gallery visitors will be able to engage with the objects and costumes which relate to the characters and themes of the opera.
The surrealist, multi-media opera will take the audience on an audio enhanced journey as The Protagonist (the soul of humanity) searches for a body that can give it meaning. The Protagonist expresses the paradoxical sentiment that everyone is the main character in their own life. The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis is a colourful, comi-tragic take on individual and collective aspiration, explored and expressed through a genre-diverse score and the ever-present voice of The Narrator, a soprano singer situated amidst the audience.
If you have questions about access needs for the performance or the exhibition, please email Wysing’s Head of Operations, Ceri Littlechild, on email@example.com