IRIS DREAMING
 

NZ soprano Joanne Roughton-Arnold comissioned a powerful one-woman chamber opera by Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock,  based on the life of celebrated New Zealand writer and feminist, Robin Hyde, in 2015.

A stellar line-up of NZ and UK talent came together to bring the world premiere to the 2016 Grimeborn Festival at London's Arcola Theatre.

Composer - Gillian Whitehead

Librettist - Fleur Adcock

Director - Sara Brodie

Musical Director - Jonathan Hargreaves

Iris - Joanne Roughton-Arnold

in association with The Octandre Ensemble

The New Zealand premiere took place before a near capacity audience at Nelson's Theatre Royal as part of the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival. Joanne Roughton-Arnold collaborated with the  NZ Trio in a special adaptation of the work.

 

"An unforgettable highlight... A superb operatic performance that deserves to be repeated throughout New Zealand"

Nelson Mail

Iris Dreaming website

BOOSTED FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Berlin launch concert:

 

AT THE EDGE OF SILENCE

 

March 18, 2015

Piano Salon Christophori, 20:30

 

Dylan Lardelli,  Mobiles

Michael Norris,  Blindsight

Samuel Holloway,  Stapes

Ross Harris,  At the Edge of Silence

Chris Gendall, Sweet Nothing

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