Highlighting ENO’s aim to nurture and develop young British talent, ENO is supporting Silent Opera and their Artistic Director Daisy Evans. As part of this collaboration, Silent Opera will present Vixen, a reimagining of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen – an unforgettable tale of love, life and loss which will be performed in English.
Founded by Daisy, a former ENO Staff Director, in 2010, Silent Opera combines audio technology with spoken word, live music and sound manipulation.
ENO will be supporting Silent Opera in this project by providing its technical and production resource and expertise, producing experience and marketing support.
Discussing the collaboration, Daisy Evans said: ‘This partnership is invaluable to Silent Opera, and me as an artist. It is an opportunity for us to collaborate on some really exciting and groundbreaking methods of opera making, evolving new audiences and the art form itself. It is my aim to generate exciting and innovative work that preserves high quality operatic drama whilst reaching out to a new generation. Opera is not inaccesible, and I am delighted that ENO are joining me on my quest to challenge, create and develop this amazing art form.’
The launch of this project follows ENO’s recent announcement of ENO Studio Live, a series of performances at ENO’s historic rehearsal studios which will be directed by ENO Staff Directors and up-and-coming artists Jamie Manton and Matthew Monaghan.