New Projects For 2013

Following the positive reception of McCaldin Arts’ debut CD, the company has moved on to developing work for production later in the year.

Haydn’s London Ladies – a narration & song account of Haydn’s professional and personal relationships with women during his time in London, away from his unhappy marriage – is approaching its final draft. We begin rehearsals soon for the performance on 25 May.

Stephen McNeff & Andy Rashleigh have been working on the innovative and hugely exciting stage work Vivienne with a view to giving a first performance as part of the Tete a Tete Opera Festival in August 2013 and subsequent performances in the Camden Fringe.

Please return for more details on these and other projects as they emerge, or follow McCaldin Arts on Facebook or via Clare McCaldin on Twitter.

Delighted by A Voice of One Delight

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.

Rehearsing A Voice of One Delight

Rehearsals have been progressing very well for A Voice of One Delight, which gets its first performances later this week at Tête à Tête: the Opera Festival.

Here we are at the Jerwood Space, deep in thought about character, time and space. The usual Sunday morning challenges.

From L to R: me, Petra Söör (choreographer) and Joe Austin (director). The picture is a pianists-eye view taken by Libby Burgess.

A Voice Of One Delight Production Team Finalised

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).