THE BITTER PLUMS OF CHELSEA MANNING:
AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS 2017
Two panellists present images on a screen and talk about the contradictory parts of an amputated body. A singer struggles to remember an unknown hymn. In the backstage, an audio technician searches for radio waves while a cameraman thinks about Ivanka Trump. A libretto handed to the audience quotes Richard Wagner:
"Joy is not in things: it is in us".