Kafka Fragments
György Kurtág


Royal Opera House
Linbury Theatre
Soprano Claire Booth
Violin Peter Manning
Director/designer/video design Netia Jones

www.kafkafragments.com

www.roh.org.uk/news/kafka-fragments-the-perfect-marriage-of-text-and-music

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"Not really opera, scarcely music-theatre, yet more than a song cycle: the video artist and director Netia Jones's staging of György Kurtág's Kafka Fragments is a small miracle of perfection...The black-and-white video projections are as exquisitely crafted as the words and music" Times

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"When your director is a video artist as resourceful and inventive as Netia Jones, and when your soprano has the charisma and versatility of Claire Booth, you get a very heady brew. The space may be 'empty', but it's filled with the most intense drama as Jones's light-show interacts with voice, body, and violin." Independent

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" The staging homes in powerfully on the work's sense of alienation, portraying the woman cut off from the world, nervously alone with her thoughts and feelings." Financial Times

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"This is a fine achievement, mesmerising and unnerving in equal measure."
Guardian