screening coming to Highbridge's Apex Park this August
Apex Park is to play host to an outdoor screening of a powerful
Tchaikovsky opera this summer.
Opera will live-screen Eugene Onegin in the open air at
the park on Saturday, August 20th.
powerful and moving opera Eugene Onegin, directed by Michael
Boyd and designed by Tom Piper, is about first love.
features British baritone Roderick Williams in the title role
and Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw singing the young heroine Tatyana.
Opera For All brings free screenings of opera to public spaces
across the country, backed up with workshops. This summer it will
also visit Skegness, Ramsgate and Grimsby.
for All' is a three-year partnership project with the charitable
trust Magna Vitae and the Coastal Communities Alliance, and is
supported by Arts Council Englands Strategic Touring Fund.
Boyd, Artistic Director, says: "To be able to reach new audiences
through extensive education work and free opera screenings in
areas that have limited engagement with the arts is vital and
will have an enormous impact in the various communities who will
participate in the project, as well as for access to opera and
the arts nationwide. We
are passionate about sharing our work with the widest possible
for All is a programme which challenges expectation by uncovering
the ingredients and foundation of opera drama, music, story-telling
and expressive emotion."