Tête à Tête

 

An ever popular presence at the festival, Tête à Tête will again develop, rehearse and perform 4 brand new, super-short operas which will be presented 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 will go on – expect the unexpected!

 

 

Sparklepuff

 

 

The making of this video has been kindly

supported by The Boltini Trust

 

A homeless woman uses a mechanically-adapted shopping trolley to extract mysterious energy from left-over packaging. She calls this energy “Sparklepuff” and its properties are magical, moving and very dangerous…

 

New World

 

It will tell us everything we need to know. Please do the right thing. Decide.

 

The Fox and the Crow

 

 

The making of this video has been kindly

supported by The Boltini Trust

 

Based on one of the ancient fables by Aesop – each a ‘lite bite’, but a morsel with a punchy message. Here the animals show us the perils of vanity and self-love; if only the Crow hadn’t been so enamoured with the sound of her own voice, she would not have relinquished the cheese she held in her beak, and the flattering fox would not have triumphed!

 

 

Everybody’s Watching!

 

 

We’ve all awkwardly watch on as lovers quarrel in the park, street or pub. This secret fascination was the inspiration for Everybody’s Watching, a short operatic scene depicting a domestic squabble. Awkward and comic throughout this piece places the audience firmly in the middle of the action.

 

 

Tete a Tete LITE BITES 2011

Baritone: Daniel Broad

Soprano: Sian Winstanley

Harp: Claudia Studer

Cello: Corentin Chassard

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Music Director: James Young

Designer: Fabrice Serafino

Sparklepuff
Music: Gary Carpenter

Words: Simon Nicholson

New World
Music: Samuel Bordoli

Words: Mark Ravenhill

The Fox and the Crow
Music: Charlotte Bray

Words: Kate Kennedy

Everybody’s Watching!
Music: Tom Floyd

Words: David Spittle