Join us – Folk Tales Fundraising Concert

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!

Author Caroline Hardaker and composer Charlotte Marlow
The lovely Charlotte and I after a meeting at the Royal Opera House shortly before Covid-19 changed the world

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.

Buy tickets or make a kind donation here.

Keep up to date with what’s going on with the Fundraiser over on the Facebook event page, or find out more about the Tête à Tête Opera Festival here.

Thank you everyone 🙂


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