Gala (2013)

Gala is a puppet-opera inspired by the aged Gala Dali’s rapacious relationship...

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Gala (2013)

Gala is a puppet-opera inspired by the aged Gala Dali’s rapacious relationship with Jeff Fenholt, a young actor then playing the role of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway. In a collaboration springing from the Puppetry in Opera Conference, Tête à Tête works with Isobel Smith (Grist to the Mill), and puppeteers together with singers from Trinity Laban on a longer commission from Festival favourite Ergo Phizmiz following his Lite Bite Care in the Community. Gala is supported by Grants for the Arts and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Gala Music and Words: Ergo Phizmiz CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer/Puppetry: Isobel Smith Music Director: Timothy Burke Assistant Music Director: James Young Stage Manager: Claire Bamford Lighting & Production Management: Bob Watts Gala: Becca Marriot Jesus Christ Superstar: Alex Gilchrist Maid: Laura Monaghan Dali Machine built by: Paul Harrison Violin Samples played by: Amie Willingale Pupeteers: Isobel Smith, Teele Uustani, Darren East Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Head of Vocal Studies: Linda Hirst Puppet Centre Director: Linda Lewis

Lite Bites: Recurrent (2013)

Recurrent explores how the knowledge of an encounter’s ultimate consequences...

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Lite Bites: Recurrent (2013)

Recurrent explores how the knowledge of an encounter’s ultimate consequences can colour the memory of its unfurling phases. An ever popular presence at the festival, Tête à Tête developed, rehearsed and performed 4 brand new, super-short operas 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 went on – expect the unexpected! Recurrent Music - Matt Rogers | Words - Sally O’Reilly Soprano: Stephanie Corley Baritone: Daniel Broad Accordion: Rafal Luc Cello: Corentin Chassard Music Director: James Young Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth

Dart's Love (2013)

A handsome swimmer takes a daily dip in the river Dart. She adores him, and...

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Dart's Love (2013)

A handsome swimmer takes a daily dip in the river Dart. She adores him, and eagerly awaits each visit, until the day that he turns up with a girlfriend. In a fit of jealous rage, the river drowns her rival, and the grieving man vows never to return. The Dart is left broken-hearted. Terrible. We’re delighted to announce that Kerry Andrew’s Dart’s Love won the Best Stage Work Award in the 2014 British Composer Awards. We commissioned and developed Dart’s Love and produced the premiere in our 2013 Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival. Dart's Love Music - Kerry Andrew | Words - Tamsin Collison CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Tim Meacock Music Director: Timothy Burke Stage Manager: Claire Bamford Swimmer: Grant Doyle Girlfriend: Claire Wild River Dart 1: Rebecca Askew River Dart 2: Rebecca Thorn River Dart 3: Hazel Holder CHROMA: Stewart French (guitar), Stuart King (clarinet), Steve Gibson (percussion) CHROMA Producer: Claire Shovelton Repetiteur/Band Pianist: Ian Ryan

Lite Bites: Of My Daughter's...

Beneath the earth in subjugation Bondage lies, four bodies become one,...

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Lite Bites: Of My Daughter's Prayers (2013)

Beneath the earth in subjugation Bondage lies, four bodies become one, contorting and clawing... An ever popular presence at the festival, Tête à Tête developed, rehearsed and performed 4 brand new, super-short operas 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 went on – expect the unexpected! Of My Daughter's Prayers Music - Will Handysides | Words - Declan Kolakowski CREDITS Soprano: Stephanie Corley Baritone: Daniel Broad Accordion: Rafal Luc Cello: Corentin Chassard Music Director: James Young Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth

Lite Bites: Catastrophe (2013)

Thatcher distracts heartbroken lover in suicide bid. But when your number’s...

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Lite Bites: Catastrophe (2013)

Thatcher distracts heartbroken lover in suicide bid. But when your number’s up… An ever popular presence at the festival, Tête à Tête developed, rehearsed and performed 4 brand new, super-short operas 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 went on – expect the unexpected! Catastrophe Music - John Webb | Words - Tamsin Collison CREDITS Soprano: Stephanie Corley Baritone: Daniel Broad Accordion: Rafal Luc Cello: Corentin Chassard Music Director: James Young Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth