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Event Date: 14th Nov 2015 | 19:45
Biedermann and the Arsonists
Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio
Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells marks its 10th year with the UK premiere of Šimon Voseček’s absurdist fable Biedermann and the Arsonists, based on the eponymous play by Swiss dramatist and novelist Max Frisch, in a new English translation by David Pountney. The production is directed by the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellow Max Hoehn. Timothy Redmond conducts the Britten Sinfonia, and Mark Le Brocq and Leigh Melrose head a superb cast including some of the finest UK-trained singers. Noted for his depictions of the moral dilemmas of 20th-century life, Frisch’s provocative parable of middle class life follows the downfall of the complacent and weak-willed Gottlieb Biedermann.