Opening Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, 2013
Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd August, 1900-1930
Puppet Centre and Tête à Tête co-production in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Music and Words: Ergo Phizmiz
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 2012 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 2012 Lite Bite Caring in the Community.
Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Design/Puppetry: Isobel Smith
Music Director: Timothy Burke
Gala: Becca Marriott
Jesus Christ Superstar: Alex Gilchrist
Maid: Laura Monaghan
Puppeteers: Isobel Smith, Teele Uustani, Darren East
Violin played by Amie Willingale