Seven Angels is a new opera by composer Luke Bedford and poet Glyn Maxwell. It explores the possibility of a new covenant between humans and the planet in an age of environmental decay, inspired by 17th Century poet John Milton's epic work Paradise Lost.
Tadasu Takamine, a Japanese artist who is renowned for his controversial and irreverent video displays and installations, has designed sets and costumes of the opera. He has incorporated his work into the fabric of the opera's visual projections, using his interests in modern society and apocalyptic landscape, in collaboration with The Opera Group, Ikon Gallery and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. The opera will tour the UK in summer 2011 in conjunction with an exhibition of Takamine at Birmingham's Ikon Gallery.
The opera will tour the UK in summer 2011 in conjunction with an exhibition of Takamine at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Jonathan Watkins, Director of the gallery, joined by John Fulljames, Artistic Director of The Opera Group, will discuss with Takamine his work and his interest in working in theatre, particularly on this, his first opera project. The production is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.
Monday, 14 March, 4-5pm followed by a drinks reception to 6pm
Free admission, book here
14 March 2011, 4-5pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP UK