4th - 8th August 2016
Grimeborn Opera Festival, Arcola Theatre, London
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
German translation by Otto Erich Hartleben
Pierrot - Matt Petty
Cassander - Peter Moir
Columbine - Amelia O’Hara
Conductor - Leo Geyer
Soprano - Emma Stannard
Violin - Tim Rathbone
Cello - Michael Newman
Flute - Sarah Bennet Honker
Clarinet - Antanas Makštutis
Piano - Neil Georgeson
'a fine demonstration of the depth of talent to be found among
young British musicians at the present time'
'The synergy and interpretative collaboration between the two art forms was magnificent'
'their experimental approach yields thrilling results'
Theatre Full Stop
'this production transforms Pierrot Lunaire into a welcoming and reflective piece'
London Theatre 1
Constella’s Pierrot aims to mirror the dark and abstract imagery that is so prominent in Schoenberg's iconic score and the lyric of the poems. The movement provides a third layer to the experience, without compromising the unpredictable nature of the piece. The vivid songs are used to create a conceptual story, focusing on Pierrot's struggle with desire. The staging of the song cycles presents a loose narrative featuring striking moments from the text without dictating an explanation. Pierrot Lunaire is famously abstract; we hope that you enjoy finding your own understanding from our unique interpretation.