Piccard In Space

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PO320110413

Presented by Martin Handley

Piccard in Space - the world premiere of WIll Gregory's spectacular balloon operatic adventure.

Will Gregory's debut opera, written to a libretto by Hattie Naylor, is a classic adventure about the brilliant physicist, Auguste Piccard.

On a mission to prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity, he takes to the skies with his assistant in an airtight capsule.

Travelling to a record-breaking 51,000 feet, they survive being roasted by the sun, toxic balls of mercury and crashing into the Alps.

Clearly not a blackboard and chalk type of scientist, Piccard became world front-page news in 1931 and the inspiration for Hergé's cartoon character Professor Calculus in The Adventures of Tintin series.

Piccard in Space: out of this stratosphere!

Auguste Piccard: Andrew Shorer

Paul Kipfe: Robin Tritschler

Einstein:Leigh Melrose

Newton: Nicholas Clapton

Madame Kipfer: Mary Plazas

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

Kipfer's Cosmic Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor Charles Hazlewood.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC CO and soloists in Will Gregory's Piccard in Space.

PO320110413

Presented by Martin Handley

Piccard in Space - the world premiere of WIll Gregory's spectacular balloon operatic adventure.

Will Gregory's debut opera, written to a libretto by Hattie Naylor, is a classic adventure about the brilliant physicist, Auguste Piccard.

On a mission to prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity, he takes to the skies with his assistant in an airtight capsule.

Travelling to a record-breaking 51,000 feet, they survive being roasted by the sun, toxic balls of mercury and crashing into the Alps.

Clearly not a blackboard and chalk type of scientist, Piccard became world front-page news in 1931 and the inspiration for Hergé's cartoon character Professor Calculus in The Adventures of Tintin series.

Piccard in Space: out of this stratosphere!

Auguste Piccard: Andrew Shorer

Paul Kipfe: Robin Tritschler

Einstein:Leigh Melrose

Newton: Nicholas Clapton

Madame Kipfer: Mary Plazas

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

Kipfer's Cosmic Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor Charles Hazlewood.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC CO and soloists in Will Gregory's Piccard in Space.