Besse: Water, Rye and Hops

Infinite Opera will be bringing the first every beer opera to London's Signature Brew July 24-26 2024. #brewster #darkcomedy #witchcraft #theatre

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024
7:00pm til 10:00pm (Last entry 7:30pm)

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024
7:00pm til 10:00pm (Last entry 7:30pm)

Besse: Water, Rye and Hops

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Besse: Water, Rye and Hops


Besse is an operatic triptych that fights the patriarchy with fermentation. It takes the audience on a musical journey through the rich and forgotten history of women and beer from the comfort of a seat in a local craft brewery taproom.

Besse lives in medieval England on the cusp of social change. She is in love with beer and the independence it affords her as she follows in the footsteps and traditions of the brewing goddesses and brewsters of the Sumerian civilization over 5000 years before her. The year is 1348 AD  and England is a changing land. If Besse does not act fast the power of  beer will soon be taken from her. Against the backdrop of the Black Death and tortured by accusations of witchcraft she must navigate her way through the difficult and dangerous world that surrounds her to practice the art of fermentation to its greatest heights.

Music by: Daniel Blanco Albert

Text by: Roxanne Korda

Conductor: Daniel Blanco Albert


Roxanne Korda, Dalma Sinka, Hannah Flynn, Ed Harrisson, Tina Fung, Megan Artemova, Teddy Woolgrove, Jingya Peng


Dominika Blatt, Aidan Hammond, TBC


Mahana Narimani, Dalma Sinka, Infinite Opera


Jingya Peng

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Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5QJ

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