Now available to stream, Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's brand new opera The Listeners (2021) from the iconic Norwegian National Opera in Oslo as part of the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival on 9 October 2022. The Listeners will be available to stream until 12 May 2023 on Opera Vision.
Watch now: https://operavision.eu/performance/listeners
Maths teacher Claire hears a mysterious low-frequency noise and the pollution is driving her crazy. The constant ‘hum’ drives her away from her family and towards others who also hear the same all-consuming sound. This support group offers compassion but what lies behind their cult-like rituals?
Based on an original story by Jordan Tannahill and librettist Royce Vavrek, The Listeners plays on our search for belonging, understanding the incomprehensible, and how charismatic leaders can exploit our longing for connection.
Mazzoli presents The Listeners and the identified phenomenon, the ‘global hum’.
Read more: https://operavision.eu/performance/listeners