Date(s) - 25/02/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Performance at The Riverfront, Newport.
Two 15-year-olds in love who lived every moment, including their last, online.
Composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman − the duo behind the award-winning 4.48 Psychosis – examine the real-life tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova. Dubbed a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, they broadcast their forbidden final days together on social media. And rightly or wrongly, the public clicked, watched and responded.
Splicing verbatim text, video, music and theatre, Denis & Katya explores how stories are shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.
Music Theatre Wales
Ted Huffman director/libretto
Emily Edmonds mezzo-soprano
Johnny Herford baritone
Winner of the FEDORA – GENERALI Prize for Opera 2019
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Music Theatre Wales, Opera Philadelphia and Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, in association with London Sinfonietta.
Running time approx. 75mins (no interval)