Don't miss: The Other Side of the Sea Photo: Nick Rutter.

Don't miss: The Other Side of the Sea

Jenna Simeonov

Following the critical acclaim of her 2016 one-woman opera, Scenes From the End Héloïse Werner is set to present her new work for voice and cello, The Other Side of the Sea.

Werner is a Paris-born soprano with an extraordinary predisposition for creativity. Aided by a short gig as an au pair in the UK, and studying music at Cambridge University, the native French-speaker now also speaks fluent English. It’s her bilingualism that inspired The Other Side of the Sea, a piece which uses the metaphor of the sea “to explore the tension of an identity split linguistically”.

The Other Side of the Sea was developed in 2017 at a Snape Maltings residency, with Werner as soprano and cellist, writer Octavia Bright, filmmaker Jessie Rodger, and director Emily Burns.

The opera comes to London’s Cockpit Theatre on July 2, 8pm, and then to Aldeburgh Parish Church on July 7, 7pm.

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