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The Korrigan Consort is thrilled to present a spring double-bill, featuring Joanna Ward’s Hunger and Antonio Vivaldi’s Judith Triumphs.
Two tales, two women, two troubled souls. One, an artist struggling to form her identity as a creative, a woman, and a mother. One, a noblewoman with the weight of a nation on her shoulders, rebelling against the expectation of women to sacrifice. Both struggle under the thumb of patriarchs and patriarchy, with stories reaching across time.
Premiered in ENO’s Lilian Baylis House in 2017, with a successful recent performance at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ward’s opera brings new light to a classic Kafka story. Set alongside Vivaldi’s convent work telling the Biblical story of a warrior queen, this production promises a thought-provoking look at the way Western societies have treated strong women, and challenges the positivist narrative of 21st century feminism.