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GERALD BARRY: THE INTELLIGENCE PARK

Wed 25 Sep - 4 Oct 2019

Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

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Dublin, 1753. A frustrated and impoverished opera composer’s work goes into a spin when he falls for his lead castrato – but then the castrato elopes with the composer’s rich fiancée, causing chaos and catastrophe all round.

Gerald Barry’s operas are like no other – daring, surreal, and often laugh-out-loud funny. The Intelligence Park exploded on to the stage in London in 1990, introducing a unique operatic voice to the world. Almost 30 years on, director/designer Nigel Lowery’s new, messed-up Baroque production rediscovers its zoo of emotions, characters and absurdities in a blurring of imagination and reality, as it explores notions of sexuality, creativity and obligation.

One moment grotesquely funny; the next touchingly beautiful” The Guardian (CD review, 2005)

Gerald Barry composer 
Vincent Deane libretto 

Jessica Cottis conductor 
Nigel Lowery director & designer 

A Music Theatre Wales and Royal Opera House co-production, in association with London Sinfonietta

 

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    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

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    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

    Box Office No:
    020 7304 4000

  • £20–£65

    Venue: (view map)

    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

    Box Office No:
    020 7304 4000

  • £20–£65

    Venue: (view map)

    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

    Box Office No:
    020 7304 4000

  • £20–£65

    Venue: (view map)

    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

    Box Office No:
    020 7304 4000

  • £20–£65

    Venue: (view map)

    Linbury Theatre
    Royal Opera House 
    Covent Garden 
    Bow Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2E 9DD

    Box Office No:
    020 7304 4000