Exploring the world of Polidori's The Vampyre
, Macpherson's Ossian
, Shelly's Frankenstein
, and Apel and Laun's Tales of the Dead
, conductor Simon Murphy's new Gothic Project brings the late 18th/early 19th century obsession with the supernatural to life with a new series of exciting guest conducting concert programmes and productions.
Murphy recently successfully premièred the first in his new series of Gothic symphonic programmes, Black Magic
, in The Hague's Philipszaal, featuring German soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto in the solo role.
Featuring arias and spoken word interwoven with orchestral works, Murphy's new Gothic productions include two orchestral concert programmes Black Magic
and Great Scot
, as well as the staged concert production, Gothic Stories
. Designed for either modern symphony orchestras or large scale period instrument orchestras, Murphy's hand-tailored Gothic guest conducting productions are now available internationally in ready-to-go form.
Aimed at enriching programming, enhancing performance and engaging audiences, Murphy's new Gothic productions complement his growing series of successful guest conducting programmes which include the titles Empress of Pleasure
, It's About Time
, Ein Heldenleben
, Composers' Paradise
and Heaven on Earth
. Related to the theme of the supernatural is a further, newly developed, concert programme entitled Once Upon a Time
/ Happily Ever After
Watch videos of the first productionRust Colma's KlageReichardt MacbethGothic Programmes and Production Details (link)