Difficulties continue for anyone involved in the arts in this country and around the world, but some artists have luckily been able to move their work online.
Professional singer and OC Chloë Allison (South, 2007-2012) has recently been involved in a project with Green Opera, an up-and-coming company who produce all their projects sustainably and are working to promote a responsible approach in the industry more widely.
Their new opera, ‘Fillu’, tells the story of Eugenie Schumann (the daughter of Clara and Robert Schumann) and her life-long partner, the Austrian soprano Marie Fillunger. It explores their struggle to be open about their love for one another in the face of strong and ultimately irreconcilable disapproval from members of the Schumann family and others.
The aim of the project is to bring diversity of representation to the operatic stage, something that is still so rare. Although these women lived in the 19th
century, their story is familiar to many today. It was filmed as part of the prestigious JAM on the Marsh Festival and is now available to stream online for free for the next month. You can find out more about the project and watch Green Opera’s performance here:https://jamconcert.org/fillu-green-opera-2/