Mozart vs Machine

15th September 2017
HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2017

Mahogany Opera Group presents Mozart vs Machine

Alone in his Manhattan research laboratory, Raymond Scott, the father of electronic music, is developing a machine to generate random musical patterns. When one of his devices accidentally tears a hole in the universe it distorts time and brings him face to face with classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

A high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera, electronic sound and video, bringing some of history’s most iconic artists together in a theatrical sci-fi-gameshow encounter. Mozart vs Machine is an irreverent collage of music and theatre composed by Dominic Robertson and directed by Frederic Wake-Walker that blurs boundaries of opera and performance art.

Think you know Mozart? Think again…

Running time: 1h 15m

Recommended age: 14+

Developed through Mahogany’s Various Stages programme with support from Sound and Music.