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To See the Invisible, Emily Howard

June 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£5 – £25

‘And then they found me guilty, and then they pronounced me invisible, for a span of one year’

Robert Silverberg, To See the Invisible Man


Condemned for a ‘crime of coldness’ by an authoritarian regime, The Invisible is cast adrift from society. All human interaction is outlawed. This life of isolation leads to strange, vicarious thrills and painful inner torment. Yet, as the lonely exile draws to a close, it is not coldness but perilous empathy with a fellow Invisible that risks the cycle of exclusion beginning all over again…

Emily Howard’s new opera, based on a short story by renowned American sci-fi writer Robert Silverberg, is a claustrophobic study of isolation; a dark satire on social conventions; and a stark reminder of our cruelty to outsiders. Howard’s music embraces extremes – the eerie beauty of The Invisible’s secluded psychological spaces set against the perpetual motion of the World of Warmth.

‘austerely sensuous and sensuously austere’ Poet Sir Geoffrey Hill on Howard’s music

Details

Date:
June 10, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£5 – £25
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Website:
https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/to-see-the-invisible/

Organizer

Aldeburgh Festival
Website:
https://snapemaltings.co.uk/season/aldeburgh-festival/

Venue

Britten Studio
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP United Kingdom
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Phone:
01728 687 110
Website:
https://snapemaltings.co.uk/