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FULL @emele (Simmonds) Oxford 2021 Wise Rogers Scott Clark Smith

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  • Published by: Michael Norris  
  • Date Published: 2021  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs  
  • Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO

@Emele – a light opera, performed for the first time on 9th July 2021. This is a Simmonds and Willcock production as performed by the Oxfordshire Contempory Opera at Wheatley House, Wheatley.

“@emele is a contemporary light hearted twist on Handel’s great Semele. A cheating government minister, an abandoned wife and a scheming press agent who turns on his boss: Sound familiar? Any similarity is entirely intentional.

These are all characters in @emele, the first production since lockdown by Oxfordshire Contemporary Opera. The heroine is an Instagram influencer and her lover, Jupiter, is in disguise as a government minister who aims to be ‘King of the world’. His vengeful wife, Juno, and Mercury, the messenger God who becomes a Cummingsesque figure, conspire to twist the press and public opinion. Comedy, plotting and intrigue abound until Jupiter gets his come-uppance in a #metoo ending.”

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