Revolutions

Dates
24 June 2024, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£20, £30, £40; £10 under 35

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24 June 2024, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£20, £30, £40; £10 under 35

To access discounted under-35s tickets, please select your seat and on the following page select the Under 35 ticket type. Please ensure that you have also inputted your date of birth in your online account. You may be asked to show proof of age eligibility when you attend your booked performance. The discount applies to the cheapest price band only and will be applied at checkout. Full terms and conditions are available on our Box Office page.

Bill Bankes-Jones director
Michael Rosewell conductor
Paul McKenzie assistant conductor
Sarah Jane Booth designer
Colin Eversdijk lighting designer

Ed Driver / Samir Chadha Airtime
Jasmine Morris Church on the Blood
Jasper Dommett / Jessica Walker Fanny and Stella's Last Day Out
Connie Harris The Drifterman
Alisa Zaika I (Romance) - based on the 1924 novel by Mykola Khvylovy
Jasper Eaglesfield / Harry Davies The Anthem

Hear six brand-new short operas created by RCM composers and performed by RCM singers working in association with opera company Tête à Tête.

Each short work draws the audience into a different world, offering a unique opportunity to hear contrasting approaches to opera from these up-and-coming young composers. The programme includes The Anthem by Jasper Eaglesfield, who is also featured in the RCM Philharmonic’s Orchestral Masterworks concert on 18 April, and Fanny and Stella's Last Day Out by Jasper Dommett, whose music was praised in The Scotsman for its ‘crystalline gestures’ and ‘languid lyricism’.

PROGRAMME:

Airtime
Music: Ed Driver, Words: Samir Chadha
1927. The whole of Paris regulates its timepieces by the rhythm of the city's most regular breather, Philippe N Dulum, until this regularity is disturbed and the city thrown into turmoil...

Church on the Blood
Music and Words: Jasmine Morris
Russia, July 1918. The Romanov family are held captive in Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg. Their lives and those all around them are about to be catapulted into a deadly revolution…

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out
Music: Jasper Dommett, Words: Jessica Walker
April 1870, London. Fanny and Stella are gleeful Victorian female impersonators, celebrated for the joy they share - until they are brought to trial and brutally cross-examined...

INTERVAL 

The Drifterman
Music and Words: Connie Harris
1970s Norfolk. Danny is the only drifterman still fishing in the traditional manner from his small boat. Trapped at sea with his grandson, he is plagued by a sinister presence...

I (Romance)
Music and Words: Alisa Zaika, based on the 1924 novel by Mykola Khvylovy
1920's Ukraine under the Bolshevik rule. Secret police agent "I" faces the tensions between duty to the state and the conscience of his own human self.

The Anthem 
Music: Jasper Eaglesfield, Words: Harry Davies
Monarchy is no more. While Court Composer Nicholas Lear is forced to create a new national anthem, his journalist wife, Imogen, uncovers the nefarious political forces hellbent on the destruction of democracy itself.


Please note these productions contain adult themes and may not be suitable for children. The performance will also use flashing lights, smoke and haze.

The total running time, including the interval, is approximately 2 hours 25 minutes.

Produced by the Royal College of Music in association with Tête à Tête.

The performance on Friday 28 June will be live streamed at www.rcm.ac.uk/live

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