Lite Bites 2013

An ever popular presence at the festival, Tête à Tête developed, rehearsed and performed 4 brand new, super-short operas all over Riverside Studios, in foyers, theatres and other public places across the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham including Ravenscourt Park, Bishop’s Park, Lyric Square and Fulham Palace. Come rain or shine the show went on – expect the unexpected!
Lite-Bites
Soprano: Stephanie Corley
Baritone: Daniel Broad
Accordion: Rafal Luc
Cello: Corentin Chassard
Music Director: James Young
Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Designer: Sarah Booth

Recurrent

Music: Matt Rogers
Words: Sally O’Reilly

How the knowledge of an encounter’s ultimate consequences can colour the memory of its unfurling phases.

Long Lankin

Music & words: Fleur de Bray

A tale of revenge-fuelled murder; haunted by the bloodshed of innocent youth, Long Lankin is taunted by his accomplice while they flee the scene of the crime and attempt to evade those seeking justice

Of My Daughter’s Prayer

Music: Will Handysides
Words: Declan Kolakowski

Beneath the earth in subjugation Bondage lies, four bodies become one, contorting and clawing

Cat-Astrophe

Music: John Webb
Words: Tamsin Collison

Thatcher distracts heartbroken lover in suicide bid.
But when your number’s up…

the operatic revolution starts here!
BBC Music Magazine, April 2013