Roxanne is a Soprano, librettist and reseracher working in opera and music theatre in order to express esoteric subject matter in a unique and thought provoking way.
Recent and upcoming work/performances:
The Monk of the River – 5th August 2021
Roxanne is the soprano and librettist for the Monk of the River by Anna Vienna Ho. It is an adaptation of the Chinese epic tale “Journey to the West”. It will be performed at the Tete A Tete festival on 3rd August with an interactive broadcast on 5th August. She will perform in the work as Madame Hu. Additionally this work is funded by Arts Council England.
Autohoodening Part 2 – The film! – released in late 2021
Roxanne is working with Infinite Opera and Post Worker’s Theatre to create a film about the plight of amazon workers and the rise of the 21st century Captain Swing. She will also perform in this work as Captain Swing.
Don Pasquale (Donizetti) @MAC Birmingham 23/24 July 2021
Roxanne recently performed the role of Norina (soprano) in an english retelling of the classic opera Don Pasquale for Opera Novello – a regular fixture of the Birmingham opera scene. Furthermore a review can be found here.
Extracts of The Flowering Desert @CODA festival online (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) – June 18th
Roxanne (librettist and soprano) presented excerpts of her upcoming work The Flowering Desert. This piece is being made with composer Daniel Blanco Albert, filmmaker Tadas Stalyga and director Alexander Kaniewski.
The Flowering Desert: The Measurer
Previously in lockdown the team completed the first in a series of videos for their current project – The Flowering Desert. This opera is based on the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 solar system. The Measurer is an astrophysicist. They are watching the Atacaman sky from the mountains of the La Silla observatory in Chilli.
This film was presented at research festivals during the summer (2020). You can watch it here.
Form more information on this and other works by Infinite Opera click here.
The Biscuit Song
During lockdown 2020 Roxanne Korda wrote, performed and co-created (with Oliver Farrow) the “The Biscuit Song” to document the effect of biscuit withdrawal symptoms. Beware biscuits shall be required when watching this video.
It was a resounding success thanks to the attendance and participation of all audience present and comments could be heard such as:
“Huge fun. Absolutely takes the biscuit. I loved the animations as well as the music” (Michael)
“This is the best thing that ever happened . . . The world needs more of this”. (Rudabeh)
Moreover, if you were too busy and you missed it . . . you can still find it available if you click here!