On 13 August a Streatham Hill church will host to a ‘A rose by another name: Juliet and Romeo’ which fuses extracts from Italian opera with words selected from Shakespeare’s play to tell the story of the star-crossed lovers very differently.
Performed by Marginalia, one of the main aims is to make opera more accessible to wider and more diverse audiences.
With the running time at 70 minutes, a familiar story and the combination of speech and music, it is ideal for a first opera.
Creator, Chloë Allison, irreverently combines Shakespeare’s timeless words with intoxicating melodies from Bellini’s ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’, to make a quirky and thought-provoking show, focusing on Juliet’s perspective and challenging what we think we know about her story.
13 August 13, 7.30 pm, St Thomas’ Church venue, Telford Avenue, Streatham Hill SW2 4XW
£15 (full price), £10 (students), £5 (under 18s)
Performed in English and Italian, with translations