A pool of talent will perform Lost and Found Opera’s production, Acteon. The re-imagining of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s 1683 baroque opera will feature international and local singers and a WA elite synchronised swimming squad.
Artistic director and conductor Chris van Tuinen said now the company was known for staging productions in unusual places it was not hard to get participants.
“The synchronised swimmers are terrific, they seem really excited,” van Tuinen said.
The Greek myth about the goddess Diana who is bathing with her maidens in a pool when she finds a hunter spying on them and turns him into a stag has also had a modern musical makeover.
“I’ve re-orchestrated the music, we’re not using a traditional baroque ensemble,” van Tuinen said.
“We’re going to use a combination of jazz instruments and toy instruments and we’ve got great improvisers in the room as well as world-class singers.”
The production, which includes UK-based Australian countertenor Russell Harcourt and local mezzo soprano Ashlyn Skye Tymms, will plunge into the pool at the University of WA aquatic centre from September 12-15.
Published on: https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/theatre/lost-and-found-operas-production-acteon-set-for-splash-at-uwa-ng-b88909869z
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