twice through the heart / ERWARTUNG
Reviews for Twice Through the Heart:
**** The Times
**** The Stage
**** The Independent :
'Bursting with emotional pain ... Celine Lowenthal's direct vision allow[s] a clean line of emotional sight to the rotting heart of this uncomfortable work. Dramatically concise and psychologically precise'
Shadwell Opera presents a dazzling double-bill of one woman psychodramas: Erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg and Twice Through the Heart by Mark Anthony Turnage. Separated in the writing by ninety years, these two monodramas, both to words by female librettists, Marie Pappenheim and Jackie Kay, break apart and reconstitute the mind of an isolated woman in extraordinary stream-of-consciousness narrations Directed by Jack Furness (erwartung) and Celine Lowenthal (twice through the heart), and conducted by Musical Director Finnegan Downie Dear, this programme featured the role debuts of the exciting operatic talents Madeleine Pierard and Kate Howden. In addition, artist Sergei Zinchuk was invited to build a psychological / physical prison around the audience during the interval.