20:30-21:10, Thursday 1st September 2022

The Cockpit

 

Music: Edward Lambert

Words: Norman Welch, Edward Lambert, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914(?))

 

Attended by a demonic manservant and an angelic maid, the first female Pope has died. She now wants nothing less than a cosy retirement in paradise, but Someone has other ideas and the elevator going upwards gets stuck. It’s a Day of Wrath! What does St Peter, the Caretaker, know? Does he hold the key to the plot? Accompanied by piano duet and a choir of heavenly voices, this is a satire that confronts the ridiculous, the sublime, love, death and comic opera all at the same time.

 

Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults.

Content Advisory: to see content advisories for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 shows, click here.

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by The Music Troupe

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.

 

 

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On the same day:

 

Music: Edward Lambert

Words: Norman Welch, Edward Lambert, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914(?))

Director: Jim Osman
Costumes: Alexa Moore
Digital Design: Hannah El-Hawary
Arianna: Rosalind Dobson (soprano)
The Pope: Arlene Belli (mezzo-soprano)
Ignacio: Peter Martin (tenor)
​S. Pietro: Samuel Lom (bass)
​Piano Duet: Susan Norman & Elspeth Wilkes

Music: Edward Lambert

Words: Norman Welch, Edward Lambert, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914(?))

Director: Jim Osman
Costumes: Alexa Moore
Digital Design: Hannah El-Hawary
Arianna: Rosalind Dobson (soprano)
The Pope: Arlene Belli (mezzo-soprano)
Ignacio: Peter Martin (tenor)
​S. Pietro: Samuel Lom (bass)
​Piano Duet: Susan Norman & Elspeth Wilkes