I recently had some awesome news!
The librettist work I’ve been doing with composer Charlotte Marlow has recently been programmed for the Tête à Tête Opera Festival in September – a hugely fun festival bursting with really weird music and modern opera.
Our song cycle, ‘Folk Tales’, is a staged song cycle for soprano and violin exploring the under-stories of some of the best-known and least-known figures from mythology. You really don’t need to know anything about opera either. Believe me, this is music performance on another level. I don’t know how Charlotte or the team do it!
‘Folk Tales’ will either be performed at the Cockpit Theatre, or if indoor performances aren’t looking promising, it might be performed on a water state on the canal at Kings Cross. It’s all still in the works, but either way, it sounds fantastic. Hopefully Covid-19 keeps its ugly head ducked down low. It’s been such an incredible experience to hear my poems performed live so far, and so this a dream come true!
Ahead of the festival, the ‘Folk Tales’ group (The Medusa Collective), are inviting everyone to join us for a socially distanced outdoor fundraising concert in the beautiful gardens of St Anne’s Church in Wandsworth, London on 22 August from 3.00pm – 5.00pm.
(If you’ve never heard Helene Mathiesen sing or Cleo Annandale play the violin, you’re in for a HUGE treat.)
It’ll be a lovely relaxed afternoon, so bring rugs, blankets, and drinks! Expect opera, art songs, and jazz, all with a Medusa Collective twist.
Tickets are a donation of your choosing in cash on the day or via our Go Fund Me page. Every donation takes the group a little bit closer to making the event happen.
Thank you everyone 🙂