Anglo-Icelandic Twitter Opera '#echochamber'

When Justie sends a misguided tweet she employs her colleague Talon to try and fix the mounting backlash on social media. Meanwhile his wife Finna, a famous lifestyle vlogger, begins an online affair with recluse Freyja. ‘#echochamber’ explores how we ‘make mistakes’ online inspired by Jon Ronson’s book ’So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’. This Anglo-Icelandic opera invites audiences to tweet their ‘deepest, darkest secrets’ onto a live twitter feed as we contemplate: “where do we live nowadays? On or offline?”

Premiered in Iceland earlier this year, '#echochamber' comes to the UK this August with performances at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival in London, Manchester and Hull. Combining elements of music, spoken word and interactive video projections, this new work brings together many different eclectic musical and theatrical elements in this engaging, yet challenging, opera of what it means to say the wrong thing on social media.

Composed and conducted by Michael Betteridge, written and directed by Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttir and co-produced by The Aequitas Collective/ Folk Opera Iceland.

Performed in English and Icelandic with English subtitles.

Hull, 10 August
Middleton Hall
Hull University
Cottingham Road
Hull Hu6 7RX
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Manchester, 14 and 15 August
Albion Street
Manchester M1 5NZ
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London, 17 August
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival
The Place
17 Duke's Road
London WC1H 9PY
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