Melanie Pappenheim

Melanie Pappenheim is a singer and performer. Her voice has inspired many leading contemporary composers including Jocelyn Pook, Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin and Orlando Gough and may be heard on numerous television and film soundtracks including Gangs of New York, Eyes Wide Shut and Doctor Who. Her combination of skills as an actor and singer has led to work with the playwright Caryl Churchill, DV8 Physical Theatre and ‘vocal big band’ The Shout. She recently appeared as Elizabeth I in Dr Dee a new opera by Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris.
Drawing Life Preview – performance & discussion
Drawing Life, a Jewish Music Institute (JMI) production composed by Jocelyn Pook, is inspired by a collection of poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in Terezin. This was a preview performance of a powerful new classical work commissioned by JMI to mark the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the camp’s liquidation by the Nazis. The song cycle with live music and video was followed by a discussion of the work’s genesis and ideas. Pook was joined on stage by JMI’...