Independent Opera — Simplicius Simplicissimus

11 - 19 Nov

Archived Show
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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Independent Opera returns to Sadler’s Wells, following the success of its 2015 production of Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists, with the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus.

The production is directed by the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellow, Polly Graham, with a new translation by David Pountney. Timothy Redmond conducts the Britten Sinfonia and Stephanie Corley heads a superb cast including some of the UK’s finest singers.

Hartmann’s opera, Simplicius Simplicissimus, draws on Grimmelshausen’s 17th-century epic picaresque novel of the same name to create a powerful meditation on the forces of innocence and experience. The opera tracks the journey of one individual, the sheltered, ignorant shepherd boy, Simplicius, whose life is upturned by the events of the Thirty Years' War.

Find out more about the cast and creatives.

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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