In order for the opera to move successfully, every single ticket sold will be specifically assigned to one of the three main characters in the show. Each audience member will follow that character for the entire performance, making, in effect, three audiences that weave through the hotel.
Since this opera is character-specific, we thought we’d get to know the cast a little more:
Emily Atkinson | Soprano
Emily Atkinson is an American singer based in London. She earned a degree in music education from the Crane School of Music in New York before studying singing at the Royal College of Music, London. Emily has been heard on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Early Music Show’ as an oratorio soloist with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Florilegium and on ‘In Tune’ with her vocal quartet The 1607 Ensemble, with whom she has also appeared at several festivals throughout Europe.
She has sung solo roles in Handel’s Messiah and La Resurrezione, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and is a regular soloist with London’s Sweelinck Ensemble for their Bach cantatas series. A highlight of working in London has been the opportunity to perform several recitals of baroque chamber music at the Handel House Museum, in the very room where the great composer once rehearsed.