The Rinse Cycle

Wednesday 02 March 2016

The Rinse Cycle

Following our rebranding work for Unexpected Opera, we were pleased to attend a performance of their latest production, The Rinse Cycle – ‘Wagner’s Ring cycle conditioned with comedy and shrunk to 2 hours’ … and set in a laundrette! In shrinking the (XXL) cycle of four operas – usually around 16 hours long – to one evening, Artistic Director Lynn Binstock set out to ‘create an entertaining, high-quality, low-risk introduction’ to Wagner’s Ring that would ‘reach out to people...

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A mindfulness opera

Friday 06 November 2015

Premm had the great pleasure of recently working on the latest production by Mahogany Opera Group, Lost in Thought, the world’s first ‘mindfulness opera’. Based on the classic structure of an extended meditation, it explores the points of contact between sound and silence in music and meditation.  The production has been specially designed for an intimate audience, with the boundaries between performer and audience blurring as you go on an inner journey of mindfulness, with periods of meditation,...

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Unexpected Opera

Thursday 10 September 2015

We’re pleased to announce the recent completion of a rebranding project for Unexpected Opera, a group specialising in ‘cabaret opera’. Unexpected Opera aim ‘to make opera that is engaging and fun as well as dramatic and moving’. Their shows are described as ‘mash-ups’ presenting opera’s incredible range while exploring a variety of characters and ideas. They seek to provide a stepping stone into opera for those who wouldn’t otherwise attend performances by...

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A madness shared by two

Monday 12 January 2015

Premm recently created the marketing image for Mahogany Opera Group‘s new production Folie À Deux. With music by Emily Hall, and words by Sjon, the opera is based on a story of Insanity, electricity and love. These themes collide in a voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another. A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power.  His delusion passes...

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A musical folk tale

Thursday 23 October 2014

As part of Premm’s ongoing relationship with Mahogany Opera Group we were asked to work on the design materials for their latest production – Brundibár. This playful score – to be performed by members of the Southbank Sinfonia and local musicians – leaps between Czech folk tunes, lively marches, polkas and waltzes. What makes this production different is it has a cast of young performers from Jubilee Opera. Brundibár was written in 1938 by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása and was...

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The opposite of love is sausage…

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Described as a ‘cabaret opera’ Gloria – A Pigtale combines an eclectic mix of musical styles and dark comic plot lines. Premm had the pleasure of attending the preview evening last night at The Albany in South London, having worked on the promotional materials and the programme for the production. With singing frogs, sausage curtains and dancing hotdogs the piece took a refreshing contemporary approach to opera. We wanted this to reflect within the programme, so a strong contrast...

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New opera in new ways

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Premm were excited to attend the launch of Mahogany Opera Group last Thursday. From January this year The Opera Group and Mahogany Opera joined forces, building on their combined strengths to create even greater possibilities for future opera projects. Premm won the tender last September to design their new brand, create their launch marketing materials and provide consultation on the look and feel of the recently launched website by module. Fundamental to Mahogany Opera Group is the spirit of adventure...

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