And the audience joined in too…
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo will be the next opera to be performed by the Silent Opera company, and will include wireless headphones and an open performance space.
Silent Opera have announced their next project - a run of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo due to begin on 23rd January 2013. The production will take place at Trinity Buoy Wharf in East London, and will feature a host of twists on the usual opera experience.
Designed to be an immersive opera experience, this version of L'Orfeo will feature a performance space that the audience can freely move about in and wireless headphones for each audience member. One audience member per night will also be given the choice between two different endings.
Tickets for the 23rd and 25th January performances include a boat ticket so that audience members can be ferried to the venue from Central London Pier. The production is directed by Silent Opera regular Daisy Evans and will star Gerard Collett in the lead role of Orfeo.
Previous Silent Opera productions have included Puccini's La Boheme and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, which was performed in the tunnels underneath Waterloo station.