Live Performance

19:00-19:45, Monday 2nd August 2021

The Cockpit


There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 18:00-19:10, Friday 6th August 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.


Words: Alice d’Lumiere


Alice is a poet who yearns to sing, but to her music seems terrifyingly stratified: Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass; is the role you play always ordained by your vocal physiology? In the superficially respectable world of Opera gender seems temptingly bendy, unfortunately Alice can’t hold a note… This is a Spoken Word Overture in which full-time Performance Poet and part-time woman Alice d’Lumiere lays out a challenge in verse; which she calls on you to witness. She is giving herself a year to become a singer. She’s an outsider in gender, an outsider in opera and the clock to Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 is ticking…


In the interactive broadcast’s Q&A Alice will answer your questions about her performance challenge, but more than that she hopes you can answer some of hers, for the world of opera does seem to be terribly complicated!


This is a double bill with EXPO MCYO. Until the Trans Lady Sings – An Autobiographical Spoken Word Overture will run for 10 minutes.


Age range: all ages, but mostly adults



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


Produced by Truelove Tours



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


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Words and Performer: Alice d’Lumiere


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Words and Performer: Alice d’Lumiere