Interactive Broadcast

18:00-19:00, Monday 14th September 2020

Watch the broadcast below

 

Music: Matthew Olyver

Words: Sarah Sigal

 

1861, 2019; the Civil War, the climate crisis. Two women working for the Pinkerton Agency in two centuries must consider the implications of private security at a time of national upheaval.

 

The Agency is a filmed work-in-progress showing of an opera about the history of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, time travel, eco-noir feminism and America in times of crisis. With a combination of pre-recorded orchestra and live looping and an intimate cast of a mezzo, a soprano and an actor, the piece combines modern opera, minimalism, spoken word, and folk music to create an artistically experimental sound world that reflects both the 19th and 21st centuries.

 

The initial broadcast included composer, librettist and director/dramaturg hosting a live Q&A with the audience after the broadcast of the show. It was available for 28 days after the initial broadcast.

 

All ages (mostly adults)

 

Produced by Olyver New Music Collective

 

Venue: Interactive Broadcast

 

 

 

twitter.com/HeyEmJude 

www.matthewolyver.com/olyver-new-music-collective.html 

sarahsigal.com/

www.emmajudeharris.com/

 

If you would like to help Tête à Tête and the artists creating this show, take a look at this.

 

On the same day:

Composer: Matthew Olyver, Librettist: Sarah Sigal, Director/Dramaturg: Emma Jude Harris, Kate: Caroline Blair, Leslie: Simone Ibbett-Brown, Pinkerton: Joshua Manning, Multi-Instrumentalist: Matthew Olyver, Sound Engineer: Matthew Olyver and Kirthan Pillai, Camera crew: Matthew Olyver, Ben Moss, Marianne Olyver and Alex Moss, Set and Costume Designer: Bea Wilson

Composer: Matthew Olyver

Librettist: Sarah Sigal

Director/Dramaturg: Emma Jude Harris

Kate: Caroline Blair

Leslie: Simone Ibbett-Brown

Pinkerton: Joshua Manning

Multi-Instrumentalist: Matthew Olyver

Sound Engineer: Matthew Olyver and Kirthan Pillai

Camera crew: Matthew Olyver, Ben Moss, Marianne Olyver and Alex Moss

Set and Costume Designer: Bea Wilson