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24 June 2009

The Navigator in Moscow and Paris

<em>The Navigator</em> at the Melbourne International Arts Festival Image: The Navigator at the Melbourne International Arts Festival  
© Justin Nicholas

Liza Lim's and Patricia Sykes's opera The Navigator will receive its European premiere this week in Moscow, Russia, as part of the 8th Chekhov International Theatre Festival. The performances (25-27 June) will take place in the Fomenko Theatre, and the production will be the same as seen in Brisbane and Melbourne during the opera's premiere season in 2008. The Elision Ensemble will be conducted by Manuel Nawri, and the roles will be sung by Andrew Watts, Talise Trevigne, Omar Ebrahim, Philip Larson and Deborah Kayser. The stage direction is by Barrie Kosky.

Later in 2009, The Navigator will be performed in France as part of the Festival d'automne à Paris. The concert performance will take place at the Bastille amphitheatre of Opéra National de Paris, performed again by the same soloists and the Elision Ensemble, conducted by Manuel Nawri.

Further links

The Navigator in Moscow (Chekhov International Theatre Festival)
The Navigator in Paris (Opéra National de Paris)
Liza Lim's blog about The Navigator (University of Huddersfield website)

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