Agreed at Glyndebourne
Later this week, Glyndebourne’s new commission, “Agreed” will open for a three day run on the main stage. It will be my choreographic debut for the house as a movement director and choreographer, and I feel incredibly lucky to have spent the past six weeks devising the work with such a wonderful team!
Simon Iorio directs and Cordelia Chisholm designs for Howard Moody’s new piece, with a libretto written by Howard’s daughter, Anna. As part of the professional principle cast, Ellyn Hebron dances the role of “The spirit of Elin”, who’s beautiful, dynamic contemporary style compliments the other worldliness of the score and text.
A little further insight into the piece comes from the Glyndebourne website:
“The opera is brought to life by a multi-genre score composed by Howard Moody and includes elements of classical, world and jazz music. The chorus of 75 local auditioned singers are an active, shaping force of the drama, expressing the emotional effects of separation and political divide. Their music is woven together and led by five professional singers, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the OAE’s Ann and Peter Law Experience scheme who will be playing alongside local young talented instrumentalists.”