QUIZ 20th CENTURY OPERA… OR MATHEMATICAL PARADOX!!

  According to the Oxford Dictionaries a Paradox is:   NOUN A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.   Paradox in opera? Surely not…   Have some fun testing your wits with this quiz below set by our friends at Infinite Opera   … 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 exchange … 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

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

Bill Bankes-Jones: A life and future in opera – Opera Magazine

  ‘What I try to do,’ says Bankes-Jones, ‘is to keep looking around the corner to see what’s coming next, what’s needed most, the thing that hasn’t happened yet’   As part of our 2017 20th Anniversary celebrations Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones spoke to Henrietta Bredin at Opera Magazine about his life in opera and … 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