30 June 2014 at 3.52pm | Comment on this article
The work features two challenging, polyphonic vocal roles performed by Leigh Melrose and Kristin Chávez. They appear alongside the London Sinfonietta conducted by Andrew Gourlay and an ambitious electronic sound design, which incorporates electronically-treated recordings from a full-scale orchestra.
Quartett, which had its world premiere at Milan’s La Scala in 2011, opened in a new production by John Fulljames in the Linbury Studio Theatre on 18 June. Read audience reactions to the opening night.
‘We haven’t heard much of Luca’s music performed in London, but I’ve worked with him in Italy,’ he says.‘Written on Skin is a good reference for the beauty and harrowing intensity of Luca’s music’. Watch Antonio discuss Quartett.
Quartett is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mr Stefan Sten Olsson. It is a co-production between The Royal Opera, Opéra de Rouen and London Sinfonietta.