The hotel in London has today announced that it will be releasing more tickets for the world premiere of Emily Hall’s brand new promenade opera.
Titled Found & Lost , this latest Artist in Residence at the hotel will see audiences embarking on a sonic experience around the establishment and so far tickets are proving popular for the experience that the Corinthia Hotel has announced more tickets will be available to purchase.
Emily Hall conceived the idea for the site-specific opera with the help of the renowned sound designer David Sheppard, during her stay at the five-star hotel as its Artist in Residence.
The opera will be performed in front of audiences of 12 at a time, in all kinds of rooms at the hotel from bedrooms to boiler rooms, inviting audiences to be led by a live choir while discovering musicians where they are least expected, accompanied by specially recorded music.
As well as Hall and Sheppard, poet Matthew Welton has created the libretto exclusively from texts that can be found around the hotel such as wine lists, lost and found records and housekeeping checklists. While award-winning director Ella Hickson has advised on the production.
Integrating music recorded in a variety of spaces on-site, intertwined with a live chorus sung by members of Siglo de Oro, and live performances from James McVinnie on a specially simulated organ. Recorded artists featured in the production include: tenor Allan Clayton; singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle; cellist Oliver Coates; vocalist Sofia Jernberg; singer songwriter Puzzle Muteson, and treble Duncan Tarboton.
Hall was selected in April 2015 from eleven finalists to create the piece at Corinthia Hotel London after entering the hotel’s fourth Artist in Residence competition – a search to find a composer or company to produce a brand new opera inspired by the luxury five star hotel. Her idea was selected by a panel of music and arts industry leaders including opera luminaries Alex Beard CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, Joseph Calleja, internationally acclaimed award-winning tenor and James Conway, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of English Touring Opera among others.
Previous residencies saw winning commissions from aspiring filmmakers Zawe Ashton and David Petch (2014), immersive theatre company Look Left Look Right (2013) and photographic artist Noémie Goudal (2012).