2018 Festival Press Report

  Last year we were called “fearless, admirable and adventurous” this year “brave, energetic, sophisticated” with a nod to “fearlessness”, mention of “zaniest festival” and reference to “baffling”….   ….so it was business as usual at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2018.   You can read the entire press report below full of listings, features … Continued

2018 Festival Highlights Video

Thanks everyone for making our 2018 Festival one of the best yet! You can get a taste of just why it was so good by watching this whistle stop tour video below:   If you like to take things a little slower you can watch and read about every show in the festival via our … Continued

Fleet Footing – Download and Walk

As part of our 11th Festival in Summer 2018 DrawnForth Opera launched Fleet Footing a downloadable work combining music and maps charting the course of London’s lost river, the Fleet.   Composer Catherine Kontz teamed up with writer Sarah Grange to create this site-specific piece that unearths the Fleet’s rich history.   The download guides … Continued

7 Operas That Deserve To Be Massacred

  As we get ready for TOSCATASTROPHE!, I’d like to propose a few other operas that deserve to get massacred:   7. Carmen   Between a collection of utterly self-absorbed characters and smugglers singing about how stealthy they’re being, Car Men is an obvious candidate for a Transformers-style massacre. Does anyone have Michael Bay’s number? … Continued

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

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