Growth of the Silk is the feted fable of a girl’s misguided wish for long lustrous hair which
leaves her ultimately crushed under the weight of the unstoppable growth.
'The piece feels like an alternative offering to the world of contemporary opera
and breaks down a few stereotypes associated with the genre. Although this is
opera comes from a different perspective to the classical acoustic concert hall
tradition we naturally associate with the art form.'
is a theatre director and practitioner. She has a Ba in Community Drama
(LIPA) Charlotte co-founded OverEase Theatre Company and has
previously directed plays for Liverpool World Museum, the YEP Director’s
Festival and Threshold festival. She has recently graduated as a Young
Director of the Everyman & Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.
Olivia is a 23-year-old soprano from Hertfordshire based in Manchester, Uk. She is
currently studying for her Masters of Music in Performance at the Royal Northern College
of Music under the tutelage of Deborah Rees. She also recently graduated with a First
Class Bachelors of Music degree from the RNCM in 2018.
Throughout her undergraduate degree, she has performed roles such as the Dew Fairy
in Hansel and Gretel, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sandrina in La Buona
Figliola. In July she performed with the baroque company La Serenissima at Buxton
International Festival in their production of Tisbe by Giuseppe Brescianello. In previous
years she has performed in the opera chorus for Dorset Opera’s productions of
Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and Gounod’s Faust.