20 & 21 May 2014
part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival
GLORIA – A PIGTALE
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 Pigtaletakes 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.
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