Taiwanese theater director and acclaimed pianist Chang An-ting (張安婷) will be directing nine performances of "The Tenant,” a cross-over production between classical music and theater, at seven locations in the United Kingdom from April 26 through May 25.
Based on Anne Brontë's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” Chang's play utilizes a live pianist and two actors to tell the story through music and speech. This hybrid concert-theater form creates a different method for experiencing classical music and theater, and the dichotomy between old and new will be further accentuated by the modern gallery settings.
For her version of "The Tenant,” Chang has chosen to offer new perspectives on Brontë's radical feminist text through the works of three composers - Scriabin's 24 Preludes, Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 26, and Brahms' Rhapsody. The performance will be carried out by Concert Theatre, a group she founded in 2012.
Chang is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune” and her directorial credits include the "Kiss of the Earth” theater tour, for which she was lauded as "strikingly innovative” by The Daily Telegraph's Michael White.
The tour dates for Chang's latest concert of art, music, and literature are as follows:
Bristol | April 26 - 27
London | 28 April
Chepstow | April 30
Suffolk | May 23
Salisbury | May 24
Bath | May 25