The Golden Dragon

31 Oct 2017
The Golden Dragon 31 Oct 2017
Tuesday 31st October

Music Theatre Wales presents The Golden Dragon

By Peter Eötvös

Based on the play by Roland Schimmelpfennig

Music Theatre Wales makes its first appearance at Hackney Empire with a thrilling new opera, brought to life with the company’s characteristic theatrical flair and musical virtuosity.

Based on the play of the same name by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Peter Eötvös’s brilliant new opera finds a whole world in a grain of egg fried rice.

Set in a Chinese restaurant found in any city anywhere, The Golden Dragon is a compelling fable of modern life. At the heart of this East-meets-West tale, is the discovery of a decayed tooth in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen boy, a long way from home and with no papers. He’s looking for his sister, but she’s been forced into a very different kind of service just next door….

Funny and shocking in equal measure, this brilliant new opera poignantly captures the horrors of too many lost lives.

“The pacing is masterly, as is the passage from two-dimensional cartoon-like farce to resonant human tragedy: I began being baffled and amused, but I ended up haunted and moved.” The Telegraph

“It’s a taut, impressive piece, brilliantly presented.” Guardian


Hackney Empire

£30 – £10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)

Sung in English

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Cast & Creative Team

Llio Evans
Lucy Schaufer
Andrew Mackenzie Wicks
Daniel Norman
Johnny Herford
Michael McCarthyDirector
Geoffrey PatersonConductor
Simon BanhamDesigner
Ace McCarronLighting Designer

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