World renowned mezzo-soprano Christine Rice will perform Benjamin Britten’s Phaedra at the Ustinov Studio in Bath this Summer.
Christine Rice’s award-nominated performance of Phaedra is presented alongside the world premiere of a new dance piece from Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. This double bill is the second production of Deborah Warner’s inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio.
Following the success of Warner’s production of Phaedra at the Royal Opera House in 2020, music director Richard Hetherington and Olivier Award-nominee Christine Rice, one of the leading singers of her generation, will re-imagine Britten’s intense and erotic work for the intimate 120 seat space of the Ustinov Studio.
Kim Brandstrup, renowned for his work over four decades with the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert, will present Minotaur which is also inspired by Greek mythology. The cast includes Royal Ballet dancer Tommy Franzen.
Warner’s inaugural season also includes Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1 July – 6 August), Dido and Aeneas (14 October – 5 November) and ¡Showmanism!, (11 November – 10 December).
Phaedra / Minotaur will run from 12 August 2022 until 23 August 2022 at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath.