The first performances of A Voice of One Delight took place last week and I am thrilled by the level of enthusiasm with which they were received. We were very fortunate in attracting the resources to bring the piece to a high-level of finish before putting it in front of an audience and this has allowed us to get detailed feedback about how the production ideas support the narrative. For more photographic images by Claire Shovelton and a link to watch the work on video, go to the A Voice of One Delight webpage.
In addition to my work with McCaldin Arts and as a solo artist (see www.claremccaldin.com) I also write an occasional blog for The Singing Entrepreneur, an online trade forum for working singers. My latest piece, Lady! Step away from the list concerning the making of A Voice of One Delight is now up. You can read it here at www.thesingingentrepreneur.com.
Here we are at the Jerwood Space, deep in thought about character, time and space. The usual Sunday morning challenges.
The full line-up of the 2012 Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival has now been announced. Running from the 2-19 August, the McCaldin Arts production of Steven McNeff’s A Voice Of One Delight is being shown on the evenings of 16 & 17 August.
Time Out magazine carried details of the festival in their London edition earlier in the week.
The team producing A Voice Of One Delight has now started to rehearse in preparation for its two performances as part of the 2012 Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival.
Company director Clare McCaldin has been working with the director Joe Austin to edit and fine-tune Steven McNeff’s chamber opera, which will be performed by Clare and the pianist Elizabeth Burgess. Other team members are Simon Kenny (production design), Steve Mayo (sound design), Adam Young (AV design) and Petra Söör (choreography).
(For other biographical notes on the production team, please see the Company page of this site).
The Arts Council of England has confirmed a significant grant towards the development costs of A Voice of One Delight, which will be presented in its new staged form as part of Tête-à-Tête:The Opera Festival on 16 and 17 August, at Riverside Studios, London.
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