A video opera with improvised singing by non-professionals, accompanied by some unusual instruments. The loose narrative centres around the Queen, whose personal joys and emotions, and those of her subjects, are woven into a unique collage of sound and imagery.
The piece was developed in Wolfsburg and Berlin around the time of the Reunification of Germany, and shot in London with a mostly German cast. The music was composed in parallel to video post production.
Produced & directed by Akiko Hada
Script: Wolfgang Müller
Music: Lester Square & Helen McCookerybook
With Hermoine Zittlau, Gunter Puttrich-Reignard, Mark Brandenburg, Julia Eckey, Johnny Langer and Charlotte Greig.
Produced for Channel Four and the Arts Council of Great Britain.