Produced by Alex Mills
Thursday 9th August, Saturday 11th August, Sunday 12th August
20:00 – 20:45 (9th), 14:00 – 14:45 (11th, 12th)
First published in 1918, Marie Stopes’ controversial ‘sex manual’, Married Love, revolutionised the way people understood desire, sexuality and sexual health. In response, Stopes received thousands of emotionally-charged letters from readers asking for more advice and sharing their individual stories, which are now stored in Wellcome Collection’s archives.
A century on, a new chamber opera by composer Alex Mills explores this fascinating snapshot of a society’s sex life using extracts from the letters that have been carefully collated with archivist and gender and sexuality expert, Dr Lesley Hall, and writer and librettist, Jennifer Thorp.
This show is free but is ticketed, tickets will be available from 27th July. Please follow us on twitter @teteateteopera for announcements, or email email@example.com and we will send you an email once tickets are released for booking
Music: Alex Mills
Words: Jennifer Thorp
Director: Nina Brazier
Gender and sexuality expert: Dr Lesley Hall
Soprano: Alexa Mason
Contralto: Jess Dandy
Countertenor: Feargal Mostyn-Williams
Viola da gamba: Liam Byrne
Cello: Lucy Railton