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

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: 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