As a child, Hildegard Von Bingen began experiencing intense prophetic – and often apocalyptic – visions and communications with God. Suffering through chronic illness, she kept these hidden from those around her until her forties, fearing she would be branded a lunatic or, worse, a witch.
This multigenerational female ensemble uses voice and movement in an physical opera to explore the span of a woman’s life, what it means to always live in fear, with wisdom, and if Hildegard ever felt truly free.
When she finally revealed herself as a visionary, music, poetry, and wisdom spilled out of her, and she became one of the most prominent women in European history, and is now regarded as the Patron Saint of music and poetry.
In ‘Hildegard’ the use of multimedia and movement viscerally externalises her internal trials and tribulations, immersing the audience in her mind and heart.
Press & Reviews
ALL PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
'Chillingly, thrillingly atmospheric, this is a spine-tingling, multi-layered mesmerising performance with subtle emotional insight....Winters is cool, charismatic and beautifully bewitching.'
'...thoughtfully written and offers something more than just another headline.'
'A star in the making'
Cast & Creative Team Creator/Performer : Kristin Winters
Composer/Musician : David Cieri
Lighting Designer : Alex Forey
Dramaturg : Dr Katherine Hipkiss
Further Performers : TBD