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Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2011 took place at the
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith London
4 August – 21 August 2011.

Hundreds of performers presented 59 different shows featuring the works of 52 composers and over a dozen vibraphones over 12 days. Clicking the images will take you to the information page for each show, including video footage (where available).




The City Weeps
Frances M Lynch and electric voice theatre

Closing Schools
for the Future

Aspire Trust

Daughters of the Elements
Tête à Tête
Fables – A Film Opera
Streetwise Opera

A Fetus in America
Styles & Cant with Ensemble Amorpha

Youth Opera
When I am Old/
On Off

Tête à Tête

In Her Little Room
Paul Evernden

Innocence in the Asylum
Size Zero Opera

Life Cycle
Opera North

Lite Bites

Love Songs
Tête à Tête

4-Legged Productions

Midnight Closes
Fusebox Productions

The Moonflower
Boii Theatre

The North Wind
was a Woman/


One Small Step
Filament Theatre

Orpheus and Euridice
Citric Acid


Nigel Osborne and
Michael Popper
Scottish Opera

Six-Word Operas
The Warehouse Ensemble

The Sleeper
Welsh National Youth Opera

Songs for
Jean McConville

Ergo Phizmiz Exhibition

Telling the Stories of Our Time
Errollyn Wallen

Tales of Our Fathers
Park Music Co

The Third Policeman
Ergo Phizmiz &
the Gang of Rogues


Ezra Axelrod

When Yesterday
We Met

Dominic Harlan

The Withered Arm
Wrong Songs for Summer
Richard Thomas

SoS Music Theatre



Week 1 Round-up Video

Week 2 Round-up Video

Week 3 Round-up Video


Listen to Bill Bankes-Jones talking with Sean Rafferty about the 2011 Festival on In Tune 29 July, 2011
Listen to Bill Bankes-Jones and Maya Sapone talk about the Festival and Moonflower on BBC London 30 July
Listen to Gary Carpenter and Mario Ferraro talk about opera with a message on Front Row 1 August

Read the independent evaluation of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2011