For Peace & Country

19:00-19:30, Thursday 8th August 2019

 

Music: Isabella Gellis

Words: Julia Schofield, transcribed and adapted by Isabella Gellis

 

The eccentric musings of an eight-year-old and her ten stuffed animals come to life in this one-woman chamber opera that toddles between the silly and the surreal. The libretto is an exact transcription of a video the composer’s sister had secretly made in their shared bedroom years earlier. It’s a truly fantastical, wacky story, in which fairy-tale tropes and hallmarks of children’s TV shows are enacted by a cast of animals: a virtuosic undertaking for the singer, who has to inhabit all eleven characters. Come witness childhood fantasies become a reality in this eclectic, joyful opera.

 

Produced by All The Townsfolks

 

The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY

 

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Music: Isabella Gellis

Words: Julia Schofield, transcribed and adapted by Isabella Gellis

 

Julia: Lotte Betts-Dean

Julia as The King

Julia as The Queen

Julia as The Daughter

Julia as Coffee

Julia as Elephontia/Master Toot

Julia as Guard Goffalona

Julia as Guard Zigzag

Julia as Bella

Julia as Frog

Julia as Googles

Julia as Narrator

 

Conductor: Eli Brown