People Watch

Stef Conner (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


What happens when you watch TV? Is it innocent entertainment or a cynical vehicle to exploit the people it puts on display? Does it serve only to manipulate its audience to buy things or provide a window into the joy and hope of humanity?

Echoing familiar TV programmes – from celebrity reality series to talent shows and catchy advert jingles – this experimental Streetwise Opera and Tête à Tête co-production explores both the humour and darker undertones of the small screen.

People Watch is composed by Streetwise Opera Composer in Residence Stef Conner with libretto and direction by Tête à Tête Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones. All of the ideas and text onstage have been inspired by workshops with Streetwise Opera’s London performers, many of whom have experienced homelessness.

Featuring Streetwise performers alongside the Ligeti Quartet and singer Susannah Austin, this bold new opera opens Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2015.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventTête à Tête: The Opera Festival - The Place Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 201521 Jul 2015 (Link to Event Details)


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