Grimeborn is returning to Hackney to celebrate 10 years of pushing the boundaries of operatic performance.

The seven-week programme of 16 shows at the Arcola Theatre aims to challenge the perception that opera is elitist and inaccessible by showcasing bold versions of unknown, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works.

These will be teamed with a selection of current creations from up-and-coming composers, musicians and theatre companies.

The festival will feature Tosca, the story of a young singer devoted to the painter Caradossi who lives for art and love.

In her adaptation of Puccini’s classic, director Julia Burbach attempts to shine a light and a shade of film noir to create an unusual version of the masterpiece on Tuesday, July 26.

Grimeborn runs from Saturday, July 23 to Thursday, September 8.

Tickets are for Tosca are available for up to £15 and can be bought at the Arcola Theatre website

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