Operatic meditation on British Antarctic Expedition – 18 November in London

Cambridge City Opera, in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute, presents

On the Axis of this World – an operatic meditation on the vast perspectives of Antarctica, inspired by the words of British explorers. Their haunting writings reach out to us through a through a shifting musical landscape born of weather systems and ice flow.
  • Music: Matt Rogers
  • Words: Verbatim, from the papers of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1911-13
  • Duration: 45 mins
Preceded by a short lecture: ‘Ice Writing: Recording Polar Expeditions.  The Archives of the Scott Polar Research Institute’.  (Naomi Boneham) Followed by an auction of an original sculpture by Emily Young.
  • Concert at 22 Mansfield Street, W1G 9NR
  • Concerts start at 7.30. Guests are welcomed with a drink from 7.00.
  • Concert only: £15
  • Concert with drinks and canapés after: £25