All to Play for
An operetta in two acts composed in 2011-12 for ‘Opera Room’. Duration: 3 hours.
All to Play for is a contemporary tale of Premiership football, match fixing, and glamour models, dressed up in many traditional elements of opera: a drinking song, a love duet, cross-dressing disguise and a happy ending. It is very much an ensemble piece; each character has a strong developmental trajectory.
Performances: Act 1 scenes 1-5 were twice performed at Hammersmith Studios, London as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2012.
Martelli (bass): Manager of City FC
Samson (tenor): Assistant manager of City FC
Adams (baritone): Captain of City FC
Giorgio (tenor): Striker for City FC
Katie (soprano): Girlfriend to Giorgio and presenter of children’s tv
Crystal (mezzo): Wife of Adams and glamour model
Al-Mani (baritone): A mysterious businessman
Katya (silent role): A pole dancer
3 further each of tenors, baritones and basses to complete the football team
The operetta is scored for a large orchestra / band.
To see the score for the final love duet between Katie and Georgio, (act 2, scene 8) click here.