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ID Please
presented in the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, produced by Kevin O’Hora
Tuesday 25 July 2017

9:15pm – 9:55pm
Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 17 Duke’s Rd, London, WC1H 9PY

This performance was accompanied by a free pre-performance talk in the Founders’ Studio (6pm) involving members of the production team and Counterpoints Arts, an organisation promoting art by refugees and migrants. The discussion covered the recent tide of xenophobia in the UK and ask what role the arts should play in responding to anti-immigrant rhetoric.

ID, Please is an opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, set at border control and exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia. The work took on new relevance when its British-Iranian composer was almost prevented from attending rehearsals in the US as part of the first ‘Muslim Ban’.

Music | Soosan Lolavar
Words | Daniel Hirsch
Director | Stephen M Eckert

Conductor | Daniel Nesta Curtis

Border Agent | Robbie Raso
Female Traveller | Shannyn Rinker
Male Traveller | Patrick Daily

Orchestra | CHROMA
Sarah O'Flynn (flute)
Katie Bennington (oboe)
Max Welford (clarinet)
Jo Turner (bassoon)
Alex Cromwell (trumpet)
Richard Bayliss (French horn)
Ryan Hume (trombone)
Edd Leech (tuba)
David Merseguer Royo, Sarah Hatch (percussion)
Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin, leader)
Chihiro Ono (violin)
Bridget Carey (viola)
Clare O'Connell (cello)
Elena Hull (bass)

Media Design | Jessica Medenbach
Costume Design | Nina Bova
Scenic Design | Caitlin Ayer

 CHROMA performing "ID Please", Daniel Nesta Curtis conducting. The Place, London 25 July 2017. photo by Claire Shovelton

CHROMA performing "ID Please", Daniel Nesta Curtis conducting. The Place, London 25 July 2017. photo by Claire Shovelton