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As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

Peter Eötvös
Ticket prices: £6 - £22
Mon 9 Jul 2007 - Tue 10 Jul 2007


As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams is based on the diary of an anonymous 10th century Japanese noblewoman, known as Lady Sarashina.  Eötvös uses sound design to conjure up her fragile dream world.  Premiered in 1999, these are the first UK performances of this extraordinary 'sound theatre' written for actor, three singers, two virtuoso trombonists and pre-recorded ensemble.

Peter Eötvös’ operas include Le Balcon (after Genet) Three Sisters and Angels in America and his forthcoming Glyndebourne commission, Love And Other Demons, based on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez story.

Press Reviews  

"..its British premiere by Almeida Opera was something special"  4 stars, The Times   read full review

"Eotvos transported us to another world so refined that one could hardly bear the spell to be broken"   4 stars, Evening Standard  read full review

Read The Stage review

Music: Peter Eötvös

Text from the diary of Lady Sarashina, Year 1008, Japan

English translation: Ivan Morris

Libretto: Mari Mezei

Music Director: Yuval Zorn

Alto Trombone: Mike Svoboda

Contrabass Trombone: Gerard Buquet

Director:  Patrick Dickie

Design: Adam Wiltshire

Lighting Design: Neil Austin

Sound Design: Ian Dearden for Sound Intermedia

Movement Director: Sarah Fahie

Cast includes: Kathryn Harries, Anne Marie Gibbons, Richard Jackson, Natasha Lohan

Music: Peter Eötvös

2 Poems to Polly

Solo Cello: Zoe Martlew

Director: Patrick Dickie

By arrangement with Ricordi and Company

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