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@emele – a new opera by Simmonds and Willcock

July 9 @ 7:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 10, 2021

£25 – £35

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@emele is a contemporary light hearted twist on Handel’s great Semele.  A cheating government minister, an abandoned wife and a scheming press agent who turns on his boss: Sound familiar? Any similarity is entirely intentional.

These are all characters in @emele, the first production since lockdown by Oxfordshire Contemporary Opera. The heroine is an Instagram influencer and her lover, Jupiter, is in disguise as a government minister who aims to be ‘King of the world’. His vengeful wife, Juno, and Mercury, the messenger God who becomes a Cummingsesque figure, conspire to twist the press and public opinion. Comedy, plotting and intrigue abound until Jupiter gets his come-uppance in a #metoo ending.

Details

Date:
July 9
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£25 – £35
Website:
www.oxcontemporaryopera.org

Organiser

Oxfordshire Contemporary Opera
Phone:
07941708850
Email:
info@oxcontemporaryopera.org
Website:
www.oxcontemporaryopera.org

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Event Type
Theatre

Venue

Oxfordshire United Kingdom + Google Map
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