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ROTTEN KID

A New Opera

A comic folk tale exploring the shadowy world between truth and lies, which becomes more and more seductive as the threat to survival looms large.

Rotten Kid  is an opera in one act inspired by a Chinese folk tale. The action takes place in and around Mother’s house, where she lives with her son Rotten Kid, in a provincial town. Rotten Kid, now a young man, doesn’t remember his Father, who went away when he was very young. 


A frequent visitor to the town’s gambling den, Rotten Kid has been unlucky lately. When he gambles away Mother’s horse and their house, it’s time for radical action. He sets himself up as a Marriage Broker, determined to find a wealthy suitor for Mother, to rescue them from bankruptcy. Then an unexpected suitor turns up, and events take a new direction…

 

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

COMPOSER

Erchao Gu

LIBRETTIST

Clare Best

MUSIC DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR

Victoria Hofflin

DIRECTOR

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh

SCENOGRAPHER

Manuela Pecorari

LIGHTING & VIDEO DESIGNER

Paola Sanchez

PRODUCTION & DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER

Paris Linxuan Wu

GUILDHALL PERFORMANCE VENUES

Daniel Whewell

 

CAST LIST

ROTTEN KID

George Curnow

MOTHER

Juliet Wallace

FATHER

Francisco Freire Dos Reis

 

MUSICIANS

VIOLIN

Anastasia Egorova

DOUBLE BASS

Matthew Downey

CLARINET & BASS CLARINET

Jonathan Willet

PERCUSSION

Thomas Hodgson

 
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