Deception, manipulation and mysticism in Michel van der Aa's latest multimedia opera

Sunken Garden

Michel van der Aa, David Mitchell

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What connects the disappearances of a software engineer with a glamour girl and a neurotic filmmaker and a female patron of the arts? What crime is discovered and who is the culprit? And where do those dreams come from, about a walled garden between life and death – a place where guilt and anguish cannot enter? For his fourth work in musical theatre, composer and director Michel van der Aa sought to collaborate with the celebrated English novelist David Mitchell, whose best-sellers include Cloud Atlas. In their multimedia opera utilising 3d film they tell a story which switches between cunning deception and occult truth, between the virtual and the real, between life and death.
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