But what if all the quiet, the comfort, the contentment were to end in horror?
Gregor is a broken man, exhausted by eternal work and an ungrateful family. Until one morning, he awakes, and is not a man at all.
Kafka’s grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect is an engrossing story. Music adds an edgy intensity: Metamorphosis as opera is riveting, shattering, morbidly fascinating theatre.
Brian Howard’s score is percussive, inventive and courageous. Twelve musicians and six singers ratchet up the horror and pathos of this work: a story of social alienation in a modern, inhuman world.
Director Tama Matheson and designer Mark Thompson combine their creative talents for a chamber opera at The Coopers Malthouse.
Simon Lobelson performs the demanding role of Gregor and Paul Fitzsimon conducts.
|Adapted by||Steven Berkoff|
|Music by||Brian Howard|
|Set & Costume Designer||Mark Thompson|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|Greta||Julie Lea Goodwin|
|Chief Clerk||Adrian Tamburini|
Running time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Performed in English.