The Golden Dragon
Saturday 21 Oct 2017 7:30pm
Part of Autumn Concerts
By Péter Eötvös based on the play by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Michael McCarthy director
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Pre-performance talk at 6.30pm. The performance will be approximately 90 minutes with no interval.
A decayed tooth is found in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen boy, a long way from home and with no papers. He’s looking for his sister, but she’s been forced into a very different kind of service just next door….
Set in a Chinese restaurant, this East-meets-West opera is a compelling fable of modern life. Funny and shocking in equal measure, this brilliant new opera poignantly captures the horrors of too many lost lives.
"Exemplary in its clarity and simplicity... I began being baffled and amused, but I ended up haunted and moved."
"The dramatic trajectory from burlesque-like caricature to something authentically moving and significant is totally assured in McCarthy’s wonderfully inventive and direct production."