LinkedIn Twitter YouTube Facebook Search
Saturday 17 November 2018

GLORIA - A PIGTALE

The opposite of love is sausage...

Music by HK Gruber
Libretto by Rudolf Herfurtner, English translation by Amanda Holden

A co-production with Bregenz Festival and Buxton Festival

Gloria is a lonely pig looking for love. She falls for the butcher and is about to get the chop when Rodney the wild boar comes to her rescue. Amidst the yodelling frogs, blues-singing cows, Hollywood hotdogs and a fascist rally in a pigsty, HK Gruber’s  Gloria - A Pigtale  takes a zany sideswipe at right-wing politics.

Performed by five human sausages and a big band, this ‘cabaret opera’ mixes varied musical styles - jazz, blues, Bavarian umpah, Mahler and Wagner. Frederic Wake-Walker’s production sets the darkly comic piece in a burlesque butcher’s shop with echoes of George Orwell’s Animal Farm  and Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret.

To gain more insight into the show  watch this interview with journalist Andrew Mellor and director Frederic Wake-Walker.

Gloria - A Pigtale is generously supported by Arts Council England, The Boltini Trust, John S Cohen Foundation,

Fidelio Charitable Trust, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation



 

   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

The opposite of love is sausage...

Back to Production

Contact

Join us

    You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at enquiries@mahoganyopera.co.uk. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.