Photos from rehearsal
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?”
#echochamber was premiered in Iceland the 25th of May 2018. Four shows will be in England in August this year.
Music: Michael Betteridge
Words: Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttir
Produced by Folk Opera Iceland (Alþýðuóperan) and Aequitas Collective
Actors: Rosie Middleton, Ísabella Leifsdóttir, Jónína Björt Gunnarsdóttir and Tom Guest
Piano: Matthildur Anna Gísladóttir
Lighting and tech: Arnar Ingvarsson
The main sponsor of #echochamber is the Rannís fund of Theatric Arts from the Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture. We gratefully acknowledge support from Arts Counsil England, Reykjavik City Culture Fund, The Icelandic Opera and The Vocal College of Sigurður Demetz. We would also like to thank the following for their support: KÍTÓN (Women in Music in Iceland), Iceland Music Export, the Iceland Music Information Center and the English Embassy in Iceland.