rough for opera #15 | 7th March 2017
presented by Second Movement in association with Tête à Tête
rough for opera #15 | programme and performers
A CERTAIN SENSE OF ORDER
Sasha Amaya, Naomi Woo, and Catherine Kontz (creation)
Naomi Woo (concept)
Sasha Amaya (direction)
Catherine Kontz (composition)
presented by Tick Tock
Benjamin Tassie (composer)
Hunter S. Thompson (words)
Ruth Mariner (director)
Michal Babinec (film editor)
Presented by Gestalt Arts
‘First Visit With Mescalito’ by Hunter S. Thompson. Copyright © Hunter S. Thompson 1990, used by permission of The Wylie Agency (UK) Limited.
Jonathan Higgins (composer and librettist)
q and a’s after each performance with Professor Paul Barker (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
rough for opera is a performance platform for composers to share new work and opera in progress.
Each event is a snapshot and celebration of contemporary opera making, with most work being brought from page to stage for the very first time. With an informal and intimate atmosphere and a Q and A following each performance rough for opera is a great way for audiences to engage directly with opera makers and for composers to get invaluable feedback about their work at an early stage in its development.