Lethe – Music Theatre in Greece

Music Theatre in the sun with Lore Lixenberg

1 residential course
02/06/2019–09/06/2019

Dionysian or Apollonian?  Rational, prudent and pure or prone to the appeals of your emotions and instincts?  Explore this and other aspects of yourself in Lethe, a music theatre production based on the mythical Greek underworld of the five rivers. Directed by Lore Lixenberg, singers, non-singers, instrumentalists and others who simply love being part of creative and exciting theatre can take part in this, the ultimate comedy of death. And where better than in an open amphitheatre next to the deep blue of the Aegean, based on the beautiful island of Kythira, birthplace of Aphrodite and haven for Paris and Helen on their escape to Troy.  A unique opportunity to play ping pong with the myths, wine and dine in the Greek manner, and release your Dionysian side!

Apollo and Dionysus (and Heremes)
Apollo and Dionysus (and Heremes)

Tutor

Lore Lixenberg
Lore Lixenberg

Born in the UK Lore Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers and at many international festivals. Lixenberg worked on the development of and played the Roles of Peaches and Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera and worked on the development of and appeared in Kombat Opera Presents  and Attention Scum. She commissioned two new song cycles with texts by Brecht in new english translation by Tom Kuhns, composed by Richard Thomas and Niels Ronsholdt. She toured extensively with the Brodsky string quartet premiering the new song cycle Trees,Walls and Cities also performing Schubert and Purcell, making her Wigmore Hall debut with the Nash Ensemble. She has also recently been touring Kafka Fragments by Kurtag with violinist Aisha Orezbayeva.

She is a regular tutor at the CoMA Summer School.

Schedule

Arrival is on Sunday 2 June, departure 9 June.  The course mirrors Greek island life, with rehearsals in the morning and evening, leaving the afternoon free for eating, swimming, siestas etc.  Rehearsals commence on Monday morning in the Zeidoros amphitheatre, which is located on the seafront, literally a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. The course ends with a public performance on the evening Saturday 8th June in the amphitheatre. The course is conducted in English.

Zeidoros amphitheatre
Zeidoros amphitheatre

Cost

Single occupancy£690
Share in two bedroomed apartment£630
Sharing a single bedroom aptartment£630

Based on an exchange rate of £1.00: €1.10.  Given uncertainty over Brexit, fees will be adjusted if rate varies by more than 5% in either direction

Fee covers: seven nights accommodation in a self-catering apartment in the southern seaside resort of Kapsali, transfers within the island to and from the airport/port, island travel related to music theatre activities, welcome drinks on the Sunday, an end-of-course meal in Kapsali, all tuition and use of venues and theatre facilities. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the island, their food (other than the group meals noted above) all drinks/refreshments and any costs associated with island activities outside those directly linked to the music theatre course.

Booking

Booking formpdf

We will confirm a place on receipt of a completed application form and a £120 deposit.  This deposit is non-refundable unless, by 31 January 2019, there are insufficient people signed up to make the course viable, in which case the deposit will be refunded in full.  We recommend only making travel arrangements once the course has been confirmed as going ahead.

If you have any questions, please email info@coma.org.

The course is organised with Allcomers Music and follows on immediately after their Strings in Greece course.

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