Put your headphones on, follow the girl and experience an innovative and highly original take on an epic opera…
Silent Opera – featuring live singers and musicians mixed with a pre-recorded orchestra delivered directly into individual headsets – is opera as you’ve never experienced it before. This is thrilling opera delivering stunning musical drama right into your ears and hearts. This is opera for the next generation.
With the support of the world-renowned English National Opera, Silent Opera is to present Vixen, a reimagining of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen – an unforgettable tale of love, life and loss – performed in English.
Vixen will premiere in an immersive production in The Vault Theatre from Friday 26 May to Saturday 10 June.
Press night is Wednesday 31 May at 8.00pm (You need turn up 30 mins early to collect headphones)
Hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of Waterloo station, join the Vixen as she fights to to survive the highs and lows of urban life.
Combining modern technology with live music, immerse yourself in the vivid
imagination of one of opera’s most beloved composers as the creatures of the forest come to life and turn convention on its head.
Put your headphones on, follow the girl and experience an innovative and original take on this epic opera.
Plug in and start walking…
Cast to be announced.
Artistic Director: Daisy Evans
Composer: Max Pappenheim
Music Director: Stevie Higgins
Sound Designer: David Gregory
Designer: Kitty Callister
Lighting Designer: Jake Wiltshire
Producer: Oliver Mackwood for Silent Opera
Founded by Artistic Director Daisy Evans in 2010, Silent Opera
combines audio technology with spoken word, live music and sound manipulation – this is opera re-imagined in every sense. Silent
Opera opens a door into the fascinating, glittering world of the
opera, inviting new and inquisitive audiences to experience the heights of musical emotion first hand.
In 2011, Daisy won the Sky Arts Futures Fund.
Previous Silent Opera productions: 2011 Dido and Aeneas
(Coming Up Festival, IdeasTap), 2012 La Boheme (Vault Festival), 2013 L’Orfeo (Trinity Buoy Wharf), Lament (Tête à Tête), A Night at the Opera (Heal’s & Son), 2014 Live/Revive/Lament (Aldeburgh Music, Wilderness, Saatchi Gallery), 2015 Giovanni (Vault Festival)
2016 taster/fundraiser event using excerpts from Bluebeard’s Castle (Wilton’s Music Hall), Giovanni tours to the Beijing Music Festival.
Silent Opera Patrons: Fiona Shaw and Dame Anne Evans
Silent Opera presents
based on Leoš Janáček’s
The Cunning Little Vixen
Friday 26 May to Saturday 10 June
Press night: Wednesday 31 May at 8.00pm*
Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00pm *
Saturday at 3.00pm*
*Please note: audiences
must arrive 30 minutes early to