2017 Winter Programme

1. Pizza Verdi -Gary Nadeau

When a seemingly routine pizza delivery escalates into a tense operatic game of cat-and-mouse, we soon realize that perhaps there's more to this story than first meets the eye. Giuseppe Verdi provides the soundtrack to this quintessential New York tale.

2. Connection Lost ( The Tinder Opera) - Scott Joiner and Adam Taylor

A wonderfully modern operatic tale of a newly single man’s first steps into the unfamiliar and  fickle world of Tinder dating.

3. Incendio - Karen Ackerman and Miguel Seabra Lopes

Almost baroque in its ambition and detail, Akerman and Seabra Lopes' mesmerising short film delves deeply into the hard-wired dread of music lessons. Sewn around Schubert's steely Opus 1, which is itself based on the no less terrifying legend of Goethe's Erlkönig, their film is a revelation.

4. Ruby- Emma Allen

Ruby is an animated self-portrait by British artist Emma Allen. It explores the idea of rebirth and illustrates the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. Allen's short animation is framed with the musical beauty of the human song.

5. Kai- Stefano Buro

Site specific animation inspired by Japanese Kabuki and the myths surrounding mount Daisen.  

6. Something Blue - Scott Joiner and Adam Taylor

An  unsound modern love story that  exposes  everything that's totally bizarre about reality dating & marriage shows.

7. MeTube 1: August sings Carmen Habenara- Daniel Moshel

George Bizet’s Habanera from “Carmen” has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram.

8. MeTube 2 : August sings Carmina Burana: Daniel Moshel

After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in Metube1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed.

9. Women Are Fickle - Francesca Levi

Experimental snap shot of a drunken Elvis in a kebab shop in South London boasting about his drunken conquests, framed with the sounds Rigeletto's of La Donna Mobile.

10. The Farewell - Fu Bo

It is April 5th, 1975 in Jiayi, Taiwan, where the bleak dark night is haunted by the white terror.  Veteran of the Nationalist Part(KMT), Wenkai, lives alone in a military dependent village and in a delusional stateseeks to reconnect with the Chinese mainland through the sounds of Bejing Opera on a broken radio.

11. Beyond -Eugene Mclosky

This short film includes quotes from Der Freischütz by Weber. The implied presence and landscape is unearthly and supernatural, the updated hidden dark power includes technology. 

12. Una Furtiva Lagrima- Carlo Vogele

The last journey of a fish as it sings its own requiem, from its sale at the fish market all the way into the frying pan.

13My Cadence (Mera Aalaap)- music is the language of my life-  Natraaj Maharshi

A musical journey of a ghazal singer Swara, who describes her tale of choosing the path towards her dream unaware of the misleading ride of vices in the urban chaos that clutches her, drowning her into desolation away from her Taanpura (instrument) and her real self. In this phase of destruction, she only realizes to be reborn for her love that she discovers in no human.