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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).

 
Read the Tête à Tête The Opera Festival 2012 evaluation



All to Play For
Opera Room Productions

 


Amerika
Tête à Tête

 


Anaïs Nin
Ensemble BPM

 
 

The Boy From Brazil
Cosmica Productions

 
 
 

The Chainmakers’ Strike
And Then We Danced

 
 
Rod Morris as The Prince in this year's LSO showcase
The Daisy Chain
Gestalt Opera


Fragments of Sun
Efthymiou Music

 


The Francis Bacon Opera
The Crowe Ensemble


Foyer Performances
 
 
 


Hera’s List
ignite @ sounds of the engine house


Insein
Boii Theatre

 
 


Instant Doodle Opera
CHROMA

 


The Interrogation
of Adam Pollo

APRA Prodiuctions

 

It Makes No Difference
Simone Spagnolo

 
 
 

Jilted
Flam Productions

 
 
 

Just So
Lucid Arts


The Lady of Satis House
Jacques Cohen


Lite Bites
Tête à Tête

 


Lite Bites Concert
Tête à Tête

 
 


Making Arrangements
Tête à Tête

 
 


The Magic Mirror/
One Small Step

Filament Theatre

 


Mermaid of Zennor
The Constella Orchestra

 

Mike the Headless Chicken
Gang of Rogues


Opera & Music Theatre Forum Fundraising Symposium
 

The Physicists
(Part One)

Renard Music Theatre

 
 

Queen of Names
Ergo Phizmiz


A Quiet Life
Zeptepi/
Release the Hounds


Salty Sarah
FREE Foyer performance


The Sandman
Size Zero Opera Company

 


SensoryO
Scottish Opera


The Shadow
of the Wave

The Shadow
Opera Group


The Singing Entrepreneur Forum
 
 

Thrashing the
Sea God

Joby Burgess


Three to Midnight
future opera company

 
 
 

The Trial of Jean Rhys
Worlds End Opera

 
 
 

Twitching
 


UNLEASHED
Fourfortytwo

 


A Voice of One Delight
McCaldin Arts


A Wild Evening
with the
Papin Sisters

An Eye for an Eye


The Yellow Dress
Opera at Home


 


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
The Independent

 
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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