20 Jul 2008 - 21 Jul 2008

Theatre of Possibilities

In association with Tate Modern

By Cy Twombly

£6 - £18

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Theatre of Possibilities illuminates key areas in artist Cy Twombly's creative life and coincides with a major exhibition at Tate Modern.

The evening features a rare opportunity to hear Voile d'Orphee (the starting point of a cycle of paintings), the UK premiere of John Cage's late ensemble work Fourteen, and ends with Sally Burgess (who performed Pierrot Lunaire for Schoenberg/Kandinsky at the Almeida Theatre in 2006) singing Monteverdi's virtuoso setting of Tasso.

Cy Twombly, now in his 80th year, emerged as a prominent figure among a generation of artists working in New York that included Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.


MYTH Pierre Henri Voile d'Orphee (1953)

NYC John Cage Two Songs (1942/1948) & Fourteen (1990) UK premiere
ITALY Claudio Monteverdi Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (pub 1638)

Running time: approx 80 mins including one interval

Sally Burgess, mezzo soprano, Almeida Ensemble dir Richard Bernas

Director Mike Ashman

Music Director Richard Bernas

Mezzo soprano Sally Burgess

Video Design Ellie Rees

The exhibition runs at Tate Modern from 19 June – 14 September 2008.

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