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Recent Projects

Jazz Cabaret at Toulouse Lautrec

Helene Mathiesen and I deliver an evening of jazz and cabaret through the ages. With songs from the music halls of Paris, sultry sounds from the underground cabaret of the Weimar Republic to American jazz from its golden age. 

7th April 2022 at Toulouse Lautrec 

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Syllable by Ed Jessen - Assistant Director

Directed by Joseph Alford and `composed by Edward Jessen, Syllable is an exciting new opera incorporating live projections (Akhila Krishnan), contemporary set design (Molly Einchcomb) and live audio (Bastard Assignments). This was premiered at the Laban Theatre, January 2022 and developed through Decipher Arts and Theatre O.

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A Time of Empty Tales - Premiered with Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2020

A Time of Empty Tales was a piece written for Tête à Tête's Summer festival 2020 and was produced during the Coronavirus pandemic. The 40 minute length opera was first premiered in The Cockpit Theatre on the 10th September.. It received a sold-out live audience, and a online broadcast. The opera featured a libretto by Catherine strong; reinterpreted A Thousand and One Nights and many of the stories and themes within it. 

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Peripeteia: A Reversal in Circumstance - Rude Health Festival 2021

A Micropera. This piece was based on the Danish film, Festen, and incorporated many of the Dogme 95 Principles of Film. 

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Lost and Found Project - Royal Opera House March 2022

In March 2022, I am writing a short opera for the Royal Opera House's Lost and Found Festival. This is a collaboration with the Jette Parker Young Artists and The Casco Phil as part of the Europalia festival. The pop-up operas will be performed on the 8th March at St. Pancras Station in celebration of International Women's Day 2022. 

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London Mozart Players Commission 2021

I was commissioned by the London Mozart Players to write a new 2021 Christmas Carol called 'Let the Carol's Ring'. This was premiered at St John's the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, St Mary's Putney and Fairfield Halls, Croydon (Cancelled due to Covid 19).

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Confessions to my Fathers - Rude Health Festival 2020

'Confessions to my Father' is a piece inspired by the autobiographical visual art of Tracy Emin and Louise Bourgeois. It tries to capture the often synonymous, female experience of sexuality, torture and the sculpture of women. It was first premiered at the Rude Health Festival of Contemporary Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. 

The piece is being constantly developed and reworked to represent all sectors and experiences of women in society. 

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