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Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Articles, new articles | 0 comments

World’s first ‘mindfulness opera’ launched by Barbican

World’s first ‘mindfulness opera’ launched by Barbican

Posted by Melissa Wimbish (via BBC News)

Mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg will lead the audience (Photo credit: Carys Lavin)

Mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg will lead the audience (Photo credit: Carys Lavin)

The world’s first “mindfulness opera” will feature silence, yoga, communal eating and even washing up when it is launched by the Barbican in September.

The four-hour show Lost in Thought will take audiences on “an inner journey of mindfulness” based on an extended meditation, including periods of rest.

Performers including mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg will mingle with the audience as they lead the interactive opera.

Composer Rolf Hind has created both the concept and Buddhism-inspired music.

He is hoping the immersive musical performance will counteract the “critical mind” which people often apply to a show or concert, as well as the usual barriers between the audience and the performers.

The audience will be asked to be completely silent but will be taking part in a “gentle yoga session”, as well as sitting and eating vegan food together.

Doing the washing up afterwards – during a section of “communal performance” – is also a vital part of the show, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker.

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