Roxanne is a soprano and librettist working in the fields of music theatre and opera to express esoteric subject matter in a unique and thought provoking way.
Recent and upcoming work:
Extracts of The Flowering Desert @CODA festival online – June at BCU, date TBC
Roxanne will be presenting excerpts of her upcoming work The Flowering Desert. In collaboration with composer Daniel Blanco Albert, filmmaker Tadas Stalyga and director Alexander Kaniewski.
The Flowering Desert: The Measurer
Previously in lockdown the Infinite Opera team (Roxanne Korda – soprano and librettist, Daniel Blanco Albert – composer), in collaboration with the film maker Tadas Stalyga, 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.
We presented this film at research festivals throughout the summer (2020) with many expressing an unexpected emotional reaction. You can watch it here.
Form more information on this and other works by Infinite Opera click here.
Don Pasquale (Donizetti) @MAC Birmingham July 2021 (date TBC)
Roxanne will be performing the role of Norina in an english retelling of the classic opera Don Pasquale. She will be joined by other performers from Opera Novello – a regular fixture of the Birmingham opera scene.
Autohoodening Part 2 – The film! – released in late 2021
The Buddha, the Monkey King and the Monk of the River
Roxanne Korda is the librettist for a new opera by Anna Ho – an adaptation of the Chinese epic tale “Journey to the West”. This will be performed in full this summer at the Tete A Tete festival but you can watch the prologue to the piece, with words by Michael Lam, by following the link. Below is a trailer.
The Biscuit Song
During lockdown 2020 Roxanne Korda wrote, performed and co-created the short film for “The Biscuit Song Premiere” 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)
If you were too busy and you missed it . . . you can still find it available if you click here!