Alumni direct & star in Opera North's Seven Deadly Sins


Monday 16th November 2020, 2:27pm Alumni direct and star in Seven Deadly Sins for Opera North

Image: Shelley Eva Haden as Anna II and Wallis Giunta as Anna I in The Seven Deadly Sins © Tristram Kenton

NSCD alumnus Gary Clarke, known for critically-acclaimed touring works COAL and Wasteland, has choreographed and directed an opera by Brecht and Weil for Opera North.

'Seven Deadly Sins' is to be livestreamed from the stage of Leeds Playhouse on Saturday 21 November at 6pm, and available to watch on demand up to 48 hours after the event. You can book tickets here.

The cast includes NSCD graduate Shelley Eva Haden, who recently co-created and performed in Swan Lake Bath Ballet for BBC's Culture in Quarantine. Shelley is the only dancer in the piece, and stars alongside mezzo Wallis Giunta and four members of Opera North's chorus.

Originally part of Opera North's Switch On programme of live, socially distanced performances across the city, the production has had to adapt due to the new lockdown that came into effect in the UK on 4 November.

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About the production:

Meet Anna and Anna: one person, two personalities. Sent away for seven years to make money for their struggling family, they travel between seven cities from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and encounter sloth, pride, wrath, gluttony, lust, greed and envy along the way. As they do, they dance, sing, argue and bear the sardonic commentary of their family.