Nov 6 at 7:30 pm and Nov 7 at 8:00 pm at UNC’s Memorial Hall
The 20th century English composer Benjamin Britten wrote Curlew River after watching Juro Motomasa’s noh play Sumidagawa in Japan. Unmistakable in the music of Curlew River are the sounds and themes that Britten heard during his visit, and the original production paid homage to traditional noh costuming and stage setting.
This new production is an immersive journey into the mind of a deeply troubled protagonist. Tenor Ian Bostridge is devastating in his role as the Madwoman, desperately searching for her lost son in this traditional Noh story of love and loss, hope and grief, and life and death.
Tickets start at just $10.
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