Penelope Sleeps, presented in collaboration with Ultima Festival is Mette Edvardsen´s latest piece, created in collaboration with the composer Matteo Fargion, defined as an opera in essay form.
By “essay”, the artists intend to present a performance in which opera is the starting point, without any of its traditional grand gestures and narrative. The piece is a beautifully woven experience that combines voice and music, stories and singing, space and scale.
For Oslo Kulturnatt, Mette Edvardsen and Matteo Fargion will share outtakes and afterthoughts from Penelope Sleeps, in texts and in music. As an appendix to the piece, this intimate and privilege moment will be a collection of elements and material, which appeared during the rehearsal process. Though they were not kept for the piece, they nevertheless carry their own qualities.