The Second Violinist †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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The Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking solace in the music of Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, his inner turmoil becomes ever more apparent as he searches for beauty in a dark world. Concluding its five star reviewThe Guardian said, "Like its recurring filmed image of a murmuration of starlings, it soars."

About Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican Theatre

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The Second Violinist, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 11th May to 11th November 2018
The Second Violinist, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Second Violinist
The Museum of London explores London after dark, in its new major photography exhibition, London Nights, open 11th May. Using over 200 pieces of work from ...More
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The World's Oldest Boat Race
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The Second Violinist, Gresham Street, EC2P | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Second Violinist
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Workers' Educational Association
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London Dance Academy
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Second Violinist
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from The Second Violinist
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Second Violinist
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Second Violinist
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from The Second Violinist
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from The Second Violinist
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