23 May - 1 July 2018
Directed by Pamela Tan Nicholson
Press Night: Tuesday 29 May 2018
For the first time ever, three of the world’s most famous female-led operas have been dramatically revised with their stories told through the eyes of composer and interpreter, Pamela Tan–Nicholson, for the world premiere of TriOperas, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s women’s suffrage, Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on 8th March.
This radical new show, inspired by three of the best known female characters in opera, Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen, opens at the Peacock Theatre on 23 May, for a limited season until 1 July.
TriOperas portrays the three women as reluctant heroines generations ahead of their time. Turandot is a cross-dressing daredevil warrior-princess, Madame Butterfly is an ambitious and proud Japanese geisha, and Carmen, the free-spirited Spanish gypsy party girl. This innovative production, which challenges conventional depictions of the female protagonists, features a glorious fusion of classical music, musical theatre, circus, martial arts and dance.