May 19, 2022, 1:46 PM
What better location than the birthplace of Aphrodite for a modern interpretation of gods and heroes! Using the backdrop provided by the beautiful unspoilt island of Kythira, Lethe is a filmed music theatre project with a glittering cast of characters, from Orpheus the god of music to Charon the boatman, from Persephone, queen of the underworld to Hermes, the guider of souls and, of course, Apollo and Dionysus.
Lethe: Music Theatre in Greece
Each day structured musical and physical tasks will help you to explore different aspects of these characters and the stories generated around them. Using your voice or an instrument, your personal explorations in the context of music theatre will generate the material used for creating and filming the opera.
Each evening there will be a ritual drinking of the waters of the river Lethe. Blurring the border between art and life, with a chilled retsina, mojito or Mythos beer in hand, this ritual will symbolise your shedding of the character you explored that day and your reincarnation into a new one on the following day.
The project will suit absolutely anyone with a sense of adventure and an interest in performance and music, whether they be an experienced flautist, a later starter violinist or kazoo player, a trained singer or someone who can hardly croak a note.
Watch a video https://youtu.be/ZFvMWZVFDpg about the project which runs 10-18 September 2022. Full details and an application form are http://www.coma.org/lethe. Don't delay as bookings must close on 30 June.