Mahogany Opera Group present Folie à Deux

folie a deux mahogany opera group
11 March - 7 June 2015 // Various locations
Produced by: 
Mahogany Opera Group // Sound and Music

Music Emily Hall
Words Sjón

Insanity, electricity and love collide in a sonic 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 on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold.

Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.

Part staged performance, part concept album, Folie à Deuxis a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship. 

Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer Sjón and features vocals from Swedish jazz artist Sofia Jernberg.


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