The Fire Of Olympus; or, On Sticking It To The Man
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm
Age 11+ (some content unsuitable for a younger audience)
Purchase four Adult (£20) or Senior (£18) tickets, and this discount will be applied at the checkout.
Ellie Slorach conductor, music director
Tim Benjamin director
Alex Robinson assistant music director, harpsichord
Lara Booth design
Music by Tim Benjamin. Words by Anthony Peter and Tim Benjamin.
Charlotte Hoather pandora
Sophie Goldrick prometheus
Zofia Hanna epimethemus
Michael Jones hephaestus
Samuel Oram zeus
A spectacular take on the legends of Prometheus and Pandora, featuring brilliant singers, powerful music, and the voices of 1,000 volunteers. Passion, politics, tragedy, comedy, revolution and anarchy: unmissable.
The Fire Of Olympus; or, On Sticking It To The Man tells the story of Prometheus and Pandora in a brand-new opera by Tim Benjamin, performed by the innovative mavericks Radius Opera.
Zeus is the all-powerful President of Olympus, undermined by activists led by the prankster Prometheus. An accidental theft leads to love, hate, revolution, prison, and anarchy. But a world in ruins demands in Zeus a strong leader – was this his plan all along, or has he finally met his nemesis?
In The Fire Of Olympus, incredible virtuoso singers re-imagine the popular 18th century operas of Handel: tuneful, direct, and sung in English. The brilliant cast and orchestra are joined by the digitally combined voices of over 1000 volunteers from across the North, in a spectacular and exciting theatrical event.
This radical, accessible opera uses the power of Greek myth to resonate with the modern world, and is filled with drama, passion, politics, tragedy, and comedy.
Radius Opera: New opera. Makes you think.
Running time: 100 minutes (with interval).