Artistic Director: Max Hoehn

ISLE OF NOISE 


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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


KHOVANSKYGATE: A NATIONAL ENQUIRY

MAX HOEHN'S NEW ENGLISH VERSION OF KHOVANSHCHINA OPENS IN BIRMINGHAM


'The nation named in Max Hoehn's demotic translation is still Russia...but we could be anywhere - even here...Crude politics, vivid performances, magnificent orchestral playing combine to exhausting, unsettling effect.'

* * * * The Times


'Vick and his translator, Max Hoehn, transfer the power politics into contemporary termsclearly referring to Putin’s dark arts but also drawing parallels with extremist nationalist movements in Europe and the religious Right of America.'

* * * * The Telegraph


'Max Hoehn's new English version seethes with urban slang...The contemporary echoes are only too evident...But Khovanskygate was a night for the chorus and the people of Birmingham. The cheers were ecstatic.' The Observer


'A logistical, musical and dramatic triumph'

The Sunday Times


'A scintillating new translation' Exeunt Magazine


* * * * The Guardian, The Independent


HANDEL FURIOSO

Isle of Noise's 2013 production revived for the Coram Foundation's 2014 celebration of Handel's birthday at St. Andrew's Holborn.