Army of LoversThe Playground Theatre, W10 6RQ, [Venue Details]
A new chamber opera for male voices
"A band which is united by the ties of love is truly indissoluble and unbreakable” – Plutarch
The Band was comprised of 150 pairs of male lovers: the strength of the army deriving from the strength of the bond between each lover, as well as the prospect of shame if a soldier should show cowardice in front of his beloved.
Plutarch doesn't mention what happened when a soldier died. Army takes as its starting point the refusal by its protagonist, out of love and grief, to replace his fallen lover and make the army whole.
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