Tête à Tête InConversation – Design

Do you want to design a new opera? Then this is for you. With over 50 years of collective experience longstanding friend and collaborator of Tête à Tête Sarah Booth is joined in conversation by Tête à Tête’s Artistic Director, Bill Bankes-Jones. Interviewed by Olivia Brown from Wildkat Sarah and Bill share what works, what … Continued

Music Theatre NOW Competition

Do you have a piece of work you are really proud of, that you would like to be seen by lots more people all round the world?   Then you should certainly enter the Music Theatre NOW Competition which runs each year.       Music Theatre NOW is an organisation dedicated to the worldwide … Continued

Tête à Tête In Conversation – Casting

Do you want to cast a new opera? Then this is for you. With over 50 years of collective experience Tête à Tête’s Consultant and freelance casting director Sarah Playfair is joined in conversation by Tête à Tête’s Artistic Director, Bill Bankes-Jones. Interviewed by Olivia Brown from Wildkat Sarah and Bill share what works, what … Continued

ARGGGGGHHHHHHHH SCREEEEEEEEAAAAAM

Send us your screams!   We want everybody to get involved in screaming collectively for this year’s Festival.   How? We’re collecting videos and photos of our friends – you – screaming. If you want to be featured, please make a video and/or photo of yourself to the briefs below, and send it to us … Continued

OMTF: The Value of Inclusion

Our very own Bill Bankes-Jones is also Chair of OMTF the UK network of companies working to create an environment in which opera and music theatre can flourish.   To that end OMTF delivered a one day diversity and inclusion conference The Value of Inclusion in London on October 18th 2017.   Artists and managers … Continued

Exclusive Opinion: Waste Paper Opera Company

Having brought two shows to Tête à Tête in so many years Birmingham based Waste Paper Opera Company’s Artistic Directors James Oldham and Klara Kofen have been exploring all things opera and AI recently. Read Klara’s thoughts on it here: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GENERATES LIBRETTO. AUDIENCE MORE AMUSED BY AI THAN BY MOZART. THE END IS … Continued

Tête à Tête Belongings on the BBC

BBC Arts Correspondent Colin Paterson joined the Tête à Tête Belongings team on the eve of our Festival as it swept out of Aberdeen on the Caledonian Sleeper it’s way to London for the start of our Festival. Live train-based opera… featuring Zosia Jagodzinska (cello) and Robert Lewis (tenor). Composed by Sam Bordoli with words by Bill Bankes-Jones     … Continued