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2014 Festival Press

 

Festival overview

The Telegraph: Tête à Tête Festival: “…an invigorating sense of ideas being sparked and connections made”

TrendFEM: bringing together the freshest opera talent from the UK and abroad

Top Pick: The Times

LDNcard.com preview: delighting Kings Cross with its 8th annual display of the newest operatic talent and shows

Planet Hugill
 

Anon

Independent preview
 

April in the Amazon

TrendFEM: Lixenberg has a showstopper voice

Planet Hugill: once again Lixenberg could do no wrong

 

Breadcrumbs

Planet Hugill: striking dramatic take on the familiar tale
 

The Catfish Conumdrum

Planet Hugill: some remarkably fascinating and complex textures from his quite minimal forces

Fringe Opera: sublime moment when the catfish sings a prayer
 

Clockwork

Joanne Harris: Pieces of me on Sinfini
 

East O’ The Sun, West O’ The Moon

Bachtrack: Forget the frogs – polar bears make the best princes!

TrendFEM: music…that may lift you off your seat.

Planet Hugill: each performance was superb

 

The Fisherman’s Brides

TrendFEM: combines contemporary, classical, Scottish highland, recorded sounds and music all together

Bachtrack: the arrival of a young composer with exciting talent

Planet Hugill: Her use of Scottish musical motifs lifted the music and brought the village to life
 

Njogel

Bachtrack: a treat from start to end
 

Possession!

Bachtrack
 

Psyche

Fringe Opera: Psyche feels like the trial run of a brilliant concept
 

Sideshows

Planet Hugill: the writing was so highly characterised and linked to the wonderful action that you felt the show would work well for anyone not familiar with opera

Fringe Opera: a dazzling opera-cum-ballet
 

Whisper Down the Lane

TrendFEM: Tête à Tête is the ideal place to showcase new invigorating operatic works.

Planet Hugill: A delightful and thoughtful approach to opera
 

Women Box

Preview: Financial Times