Photos from Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2014

Here are a few of the production shots of our London performance as part of Tête à Tête. All photos taken by Claire Shovelton.

To see all production photos, click on the following link which will take to our page on the festival’s website: http://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/?p=4671

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A really big thanks goes to the whole team at Tête à Tête and Kings Place, who looked after us exceedingly well. It was a great experience, and a big success. So thank you to you all.We all had a ball! Here’s to next year!

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Tête à Tête Festival 2014

I’m delighted to say that tickets are now on sale for our show as part of the Tête à Tête Festival 2014, this August!

Tête à Tête is dedicated to presenting new and experimental opera work from all over the UK, as part of it’s annual festival. We are honoured to be a part of this great endeavour and look forward to presenting our own vision in this exciting festival.

To book your tickets, click on this link:  Tickets

To read more about the festival and it’s 2014 programme, click on this link:  2014 Programme

Final Dress Rehearsal Photos

Well folks, the premier has come and gone and here we are two days away from our next performance. Super excited already. And to tickle your fancy, I’m posting up some photos taken from our final dress rehearsal on Wednesday. It was the usual scramble to get all the final pieces together, the usual stresses. It was great to finally see it together – lights, projections, music, actors, chorus members, props, costumes, cues in all the right places and how it suddenly became a fleshy little piece of music theatre.

If you haven’t seen it yet, come join us on Sunday 18th May or next Saturday 24th May. Can’t wait to see you there!

Many thanks to the fabulous photographer Pia Clodi for coming down and taking these super photos!

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© Pia Clodi

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© Pia Clodi

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TEN MORE DAYS

Well, folks, what a week!

We finally had our first and second chorus rehearsals, which was so great. It’s been a bit of a scramble to get the people together, but we’ve finally got ’em. I’m really excited about them too, we’re going to do something a little unexpected with them.

In sad news, we’ve had to say good bye to Christian, who due to extenuating circumstances has had to drop out of being a part of the cast. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours, and hopefully opportunity will bring us back together. So the search has been madly on for his replacement, and with two leads, I’m now currently keeping all my fingers, legs and toes crossed for one of them to confirm that they are IN. Don’t worry folks, the show will go on! I’m determined.

It was also May Day this past week, which in Britain and Ireland isn’t such a big deal. I was somewhat perplexed and annoyed that Vienna was going to shut down, with no shops open. Of course it actually turns out May 1st is Austria’s independence day (a parade passed by my window!) sooo it’s maybe understandable. Anyway, to treat all my dear lovely collaborators, cast and crew for working on their national holiday, I baked a pretty awesome cake which you can all drool over in the picture above!

ehearsals are going well. It’s really starting to come together, and we’ve had some really beautiful moments where music and movement and singing collide. I love the unexpected moments that can happen when using improvised music, and seeing how different means of expression complement each other in ways you can’t imagine. There’s a gentle excitement amongst everyone, and a lot of love actually, as we’ve all been saying how lovely it is to work with one another. Good times! It’s a great team, and a honour to be creating with them.

Anyway, only ten days left until the premier, and still so much do! I’ve been reverting back to costume designer this week too, with pattern cutting, sewing and now fabric action painting for one of the costumes. It’s a nice quiet break from all the organisational madness that is my life the rest of the time, but yes, bring it on baby! Can’t wait!

CB