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Edinburgh International Festival: Fire in my mouth

Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Conductor Marin Alsop in white shirt sitting on a chair.


Marin Alsop – conductor
Sopranos and Altos of the National Youth Choir of Scotland
NYCOS National Girls Choir


Wolfe Fire in my mouth (UK premiere)

We open our residency at the Edinburgh International Festival 2024 with our Principal Guest Conductor Marin Alsop in the UK premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth.

Fire in my mouth commemorates the most fatal industrial disaster in New York’s history. Against the backdrop of the worker’s protest movement, the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire stole the lives of 146 garment workers, who were mostly women of immigrant backgrounds. Here, every victim is represented by a choir member. Yiddish and Italian folk songs, along with the clatter of the factory and the terror of the inferno, create a haunting soundscape.

This multimedia performance includes cutting-edge scenic, lighting and video designs by Tony Award-winner Jeff Sugg.

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Running time

50 mins, without an interval

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Edinburgh International Festival box office: 131 473 2000

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