Scottish Opera: The Lady from the Sea
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Ellida, the daughter of a lighthouse keeper longs for freedom from her narrow life with her older husband. Then the arrival of an unexpected stranger offers an escape. A re-telling of Ibsen's beautiful drama from author Zoe Strachan and film composer Craig Armstrong.
A Co-production with Edinburgh International Festival
Music Craig Armstrong
Words Zoë Strachan
Ellida, the daughter of a lighthouse-keeper, lives a narrow life with a husband several years her senior. Full of longing for the sea and for a freedom she does not have, she is shaken from her lethargy when the unexpected arrival of a mysterious stranger creates a storm that threatens to submerge the whole family. He offers an escape from the stifling world she inhabits, and Ellida must decide whether to do her duty or answer the call of the sea… This re-telling of Ibsen’s darkly beautiful drama unites awardwinning author Zoë Strachan and internationally acclaimed film composer Craig Armstrong. Though both have produced work for Five:15 – Operas Made in Scotland, this is the first time they have worked together. The production makes use of video design, playing to Armstrong’s extensive cinematic experience on films including Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!
Based on a play by Henrik Ibsen
Sung in English
Running time approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Text supplied by third party.
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