fabric at The Opera
After collaborating on our London Unlocked series, we are incredibly pleased to be teaming up with the English National Opera once again to embark on a brand new musical collaboration, bringing contemporary live electronic music to the Opera for the very first time.
The show, set to be the first of many, will blend fabric artists with the history, culture and legacy of the English National Opera.
‘fabric at the Opera’ brings together Frank Wiedemann, one half of electronic duo Âme and co-founder of the prolific label Innervisions, Erased Tapes mainstay Rival Consoles, along with multi-genre pushing LCY – who also presents a Live Debut – and fabric club resident and founder of London LQBTQ+ party Love Child, Josh Caffé, who will showcase his signature, driving acid house in a live vocal performance alongside a collective of Vogue Dancers. The show, set to be the first of many, will blend fabric artists with the history, culture and legacy of the English National Opera.
fabric’s Creative Director Jorge Nieto says of the collaboration: “We are very excited to be able to showcase such a landmark show at the London Coliseum. It’s a chance to explore beyond our home on Charterhouse Street and make way for other artistic expressions, beautiful spaces and fellow institutions that will elevate electronic music as a true art form. This will be the beginning of a long term collaboration with the aim of blending different artistic expressions in unique spaces and showcasing electronic music to new audiences.”
fabric at the Opera is part of the Mayor of London’s Let’s Do London campaign - the largest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen, bringing together London’s leading culture, hospitality and retail organisations to attract Londoners and visitors from across the UK back to central London to enjoy our world-class attractions, festivals, theatre and music.
Night Czar, Amy Lamé, said: “I am delighted that fabric and the ENO, both vanguards of London’s cultural scene, have come together for this groundbreaking project, supported by the Mayor’s Let’s Do London campaign. We are thrilled that musicians from across the electronic world have devised this unique performance to excite new audiences in the spectacular surroundings of the London Coliseum. London has an incredible musical heritage and it is projects like this that truly cement our city’s reputation as a global leader in cultural and creative innovation and will help drive forward our economic and social recovery.
First opening in 1904, the London Coliseum has long been embedded in the musical history of the capital. Our own history is not so long, but since opening our doors in 1999, we like to think we’ve played at least a small part in pioneering the musical scene in London. For us, this collaboration signifies the history – and future – of music in the city we call home, uniting in one boundary-pushing sonic experience.
We can’t wait to get started.
Tickets are available to purchase via The English National Opera - here