18:30-19:10, Wednesday 24th July 2019
Music: Puccini, arr. Timothy Burke
Words: Giacosa and D’Illica, arr. Bill Bankes-Jones
Some call it tragic, others devastating, we know it will be both.
Tête à Tête once again revisits a favourite from the canon of great operas. Following the previous disasters of Bohememergency and Toscatastrophe! this time Tete a Tete’s own love of these classic works is turned to Puccini’s exploration of the unrequited kind.
Directed (loosely speaking) by Bill Bankes-Jones to an orchestration (of sorts) from Timothy Burke, Madame Butterfly and her loyal servant Suzuki will be up against it in every possible way.
If you want lavish costumes, a sea of chorus and an unbelievable visual spectacle then this isn’t for you, well apart from the latter. You will laugh, cry and likely be a little bemused. But your heart will sing.
Produced by Tête à Tête
Cio-Cio San: Mary Plazas
Suzuki: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones
Kate Pinkerton: Alice Cheung
Sorrow: Frankie Morland
Music Director: Timothy Burke
Director/Sharpless: Bill Bankes-Jones