Hathaway – Eight Arias For A Bardic Life was a co-production between Helios Collective, Buxton Festival, and Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare and mother to their three children, sits in the parlour of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire ‒ the family’s home for the last nineteen years.
Her only son, Hamnet, has been dead some twenty years. Her two daughters, Susanna and Judith, have both married and fledged.
It is 23 April 1616, St George’s Day. Her husband, England’s greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is dead.
Anne Hathaway is alone in the world. She speaks in the blackened silence…
Soprano Elin Pritchard as Anne Hathaway weaved together Shakespearean arias from the opera canon, including works by Purcell, Gonoud, Berlioz, and Verdi.
To read Elin’s blog about creating the show, please click here.
To read the script for Hathaway, please click here.
- Elin Pritchard
Soprano, Anne Hathaway
- Briar Kit Esme
- Ella Marchment
- Noah Mosley
Music Director & pianist
- Imogen Smalley
- Becky Preskett
- Buxton Festival
19 July 2016
- Copenhagen Opera Festival
4 August 2016