KRAZY KAT

 
 

It’s a love triangle between a saintly and philosophical cat, a cynical egotist of a mouse and Ignatz, who obsessively seeks to “bean that Kat’s noodle” with a brick. Krazy, blind with love and an idealistic naivety, awaits each brick with joy.

Based on the comic strip Krazy Kat (1913-44) and its cartoonist George Herriman it is set in Coconino County, a landscape inspired by the Navajo lands of Monument Valley in Arizona with endlessly shifting skies, burnt-orange buttes and mesas, flapjack moons and lunatic cacti.



                                                  


Music by Joanna Lee

Libretto by Howard Skempton


Directed by Bill Bankes Jones

Conducted by Tim Murray

Costume and Set design by Fabrice Serafino

Lighting design by Mark Doubleday


with: Omar Ebrahim, Sarah Leonard, Joseph Shovelton and Alison Wells
orchestra: CHROMA

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2010

Photos: Claire Shovelton

KRAZY KAT

TETE A TETE:THE OPERA FESTIVAL 2010

photo © Claire Shovelton

KRAZY KAT

TETE A TETE:THE OPERA FESTIVAL 2010

photo © Claire Shovelton

 

KRAZY KAT

TETE A TETE:THE OPERA FESTIVAL 2010

photo © Claire Shovelton

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