We were delighted to bring Pygmalion to life at the Stroud Green Festival, North London. On what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year, the cast and crew of Pygmalion delivered an outstanding debut performance of their premier cross art collaboration to rave reviews. The stunning hand drawn animations proved to be a real hit. Providing another layer of visual interest, much to the delight of young and old alike. If you missed Pygmalion this time round, don’t fret! We are bringing it to the Brighton Early Music Festival in October for three more performances. Tickets will be on sale in August. In the meantime, you can listen again to our performance on BBC Radio 3 In Tune by following this link!
Here are some of the things people have had to say about Pygmalion…
“Pygmalion has to be one of the most exciting projects out there on the early music scene today. Not only is it historically informed, but also wonderfully performed by a cast of stunning young singers and players.
The clincher is [the use of] cutting-edge technology which makes the opera extremely accessible and visually interesting. We had children and families completely transfixed and it allowed us to open up to a much wider audience than usual - and a different audience demographic - much younger and many more families.
It was the undoubted hit of Stroud Green Festival -and was so good that I am looking forward to hosting it again at Brighton Early Music Festival." - Clare Norburn, Artistic Director, Stroud Green Festival & Co-Artistic Director, Brighton Early Music Festival
“The fantastic combination of animation and music really brought the story to life, it brings this classic tale into the 21st Century and makes for a really interesting and enjoyable spectacle. This fresh spin deserves to be seen by a wider audience, making it accessible to those who perhaps aren't familiar with this genre of music, young or old.” – Harry, Audience Member
"My kids and I were captivated by the beautiful music, the quirky animations and the lovely singing. A perfect afternoon out!" - Lucy, Audience Member