Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2012 took place at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith London, 2 – 19 August 2012.
Hundreds of performers presented over 70 performances from 30 companies presenting entirely new work from dozens of composers involving hundreds of artists, a whole host of fringe activities and this year even a 2-day conference for singers. Clicking the images will take you to the information page for each show, including video footage (where available).
All to Play For
Opera Room Productions
The Magic Mirror/
One Small Step
of the Wave
Week 1 Round-up Video
Week 2 Round-up Video
Festival Round-up Video
- Guardian Guide Pick of the Week
- Independent on Sunday Critics Choice
- The Times Critics Choice
- The Independent Opera of the Week
- The Independent I 5 Best Classical & Opera
- The Independent I Everybody’s Talking About
- Time Out Critics Choice
- The Times Arts Editor’s pick for What’s on in London today
- Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine unmissable events for August
…the programming is weird and wonderful, offering both comic and challenging chamber operas and music-theatre pieces on a bewildering range of subjects. There won’t be a single Olympic-themed work in sight, and there is even an opera about a headless chicken.
Time Out, 25 July 2012 – click the image to read the whole article
Opera of the week: Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, London W6
Grab a guaranteed games-free dose of high art at Tête à Tête:The Opera Festival, London’s boutique opera season… all offering hot-under-the-collar Londoners an entertaining night… just the ticket!
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