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Tête à Tête is the future of opera



We’re delighted to announce that Kerry Andrew’s Dart’s Love won the Best Stage Work Award in the 2014 British Composer Awards. We commissioned and developed Dart’s Love and produced the premiere in our 2013 Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival.

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, King’s Cross 2015 will take place in and around King’s Cross 23rd July – 9th August.


2014 has been a tremendous year for Tête à Tête. We have:

    ► Produced 5 opera ourselves, hosted over 35 others and presented over 80 performances involving over 400 artists at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival


    ► Co-produced an evening of 5 short operas, Hogarth’s Stages, with the Royal College of Music


    ► Commissioned and produced GRIND with skateboarders and choirs in Aberdeen, Dumbarton and London as part of the prestigious PRSF New Music Biennial


    ► Played to live audiences of over 10,000


    ► Played to online audiences of over 20,000


    ► Secured continued 3 years Arts Council National Portfolio funding


    ► Seen Kerry Andrew, the composer of our Tête à Tête commission Dart’s Love, nominated for a British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors Award.


We even made it on to the BBC London News, for the right reason, talking all about our relocation of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival to King’s Cross. The challenge was transferring the Festival intact from Riverside Studios to our new home at the Platform Theatre complex at Central Saint Martins, Kings Place and the surrounding public spaces whilst keeping the focus on supporting our artists and producing exciting new work for our audiences. It worked – the Festival moved, we got fantastic feedback from everyone.

    It’s a good move. The venue offers excellent performance facilities and the foyers were buzzing with the sort of fashionable youth that more mainstream operatic institutions would give their eye-teeth to attract. There was an invigorating sense of ideas being sparked and connections made. Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2014