Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, the world’s largest festival of new opera, is already in full swing. With a commitment to redefining and reclaiming ‘opera’, it’s set to be a packed programme – an emotional avatar, human cloning, synthetic voices and a homosexual necrophiliac duck feature in Tête à Tête this year. The festival takes on a whole new dimension as its moves to the London nightlife staple, Egg London, for two nights, to present an genre-challenging evening morphing from cutting-edge opera to nightclubbing.
The evening is designed for you to come to all shows, however One Day This Will Be Long Ago has limited capacity and access will be on a first come first served basis.
One Day This Will Be Long Ago
18.30-18.45, 18.50-19.05,19.10-19.25,19.35-19.50 and 19.55-20.10
Music: Alexander Horowitz
Words: Jenny Knotts
Far away, in a forgotten room, we stumble upon a scene already in progress, intensely private,seemingly mundane, yet utterly captivating. It is a scene that will continue long after the audience leaves. An opera inspired by quiet moments. This is how life sounds when you really listen.
China Doll – A Neuropera in Four Seasons
Bad Habit Theatre
19.00 – 20.00
Music and Words: Jakob Robertson
“If your lover birthed a China Doll, would you believe it to be real?” This LET Award Finalist Opera is witty and dark, with a moving original score and larger than life characters. Join us as we explore the loves and lives of a small Eastern European village many years ago.
Music: James Schouten and Puccini
Words: Ella Marchment
Puccini’s Tosca in a manner you have never seen it before. With an eight-piece rock band this masterpiece has been transformed and transported by James Schouten and Ella Marchment into our modern political and musical climate. Described as ‘wonderful and wacky’ this is the opera of the future.
Boys of Paradise
21.40 – 22.40
Music: Vahan Salorian
Words: Dominic Kimberlin
Welcome to Paradaezia! The best and most debaucherous of clubs, where all the brightest of boys of paradise come to wile away their nights in pleasure. A trio of friends – Twink, Cub and Fag Hag – discover its dizzying highs. But as Twink is led astray, may he also be about to discover the lows? In this contemporary retelling of the phoenix myth, workshOPERA invite you to join them for a neurotic, erotic, psychotic, immersive operatic experience.
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July 18.30 – 22.40, at EGG London, 6:15pm until late. All performances at Egg London are booked as a single club night ticket only at £22.50 online, £24.50 via telephone or in person and £15 early bird. Over 18’s only.
For more information, go to: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/egg-london-te-te-a-te-te-club-night#.VbEIMbNViko