Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2017 – Report and Video

  After 3 action-packed weeks, the curtain on Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival has fallen for the 10th time. During 24 July – 13 August 2017, we travelled across Kings Cross, putting on over 35 productions which featured over 300 artists, who were watched by over 3,000 people! Thank you to everyone who made … Continued

Tête à Tête launch new podcast opera ‘Road Memoir’

Tête à Tête is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new podcast opera ‘Road Memoir’ in partnership with Olivier Award-winning composer Martin Ward.   Road Memoir is a dramatic, moving and innovative twelve-episode podcast opera, combining solo soprano with spoken text, music and sound design to tell the fictional story of an individual’s journey … Continued

Shout About It! : Exclusive interview with Daniel Kramer

Tête â Tête is delighted to present our online feature series ‘Shout About It!’, a collective of exclusive, up-close interviews with a roster of progressive minds from all aspects of the opera industry.   For our first instalment, we’re absolutely delighted to welcome ENO’s new Artistic Director Daniel Kramer, who sat down with us to talk … Continued

Social Media; 7 things that should be at the heart of every organisation

Social media; sigh. It’s got to be the biggest ball-ache recognisable in our current society, right?! Since the noughties, our lives have been taken over by an army of apps, social networks and on-demand technology that has allowed us to share our lives (or portions of it…) with others. People have started to ‘check in’ at the hospital on … Continued

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival – Brochure!

It’s here!   Our all-encompassing guide to the 10th anniversary of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival is available online now!   The festival takes place from next Tues 25 July – Sunday 13 August in venues across Kings Cross, and features a host of brand new productions from over 35 composers, tackling current issues … Continued

Announcement: Tête à Tête launches 2017 season

Tête à Tête is delighted to announce today its plans for its 2017 season, 20 years since the company was founded.   In an open letter to the global opera community, Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones reflects on an unforgettable 20 years of creating and pioneering inclusive, international and revolutionary opera, highlights the key findings from … Continued

Second Movement & Tête à Tête announce Rough For Opera #15

Second Movement & Tête à Tête are excited to present Rough For Opera #15, which will take place at The Cockpit Theatre, London, SW8 8EH on Tuesday 7 March 2017.   Rough For Opera is a scratch night, founded with the aim of creating a platform for new work receiving a first test performance, as well as showings of work in … Continued

Curious? Festival: ‘The Future of Opera’ by Bill Bankes-Jones

Tête à Tête’s Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones set out his vision for the future of opera in a TED-style talk as part of Curious? Festival of Futures on – a day of mind-bending talks, experiments and creative collaborations that took place on Saturday 23 July in King’s Cross.   Across the day there were also … Continued