Sunday 26th July  19:30 – 20:10


“It’s both a pleasure and a privilege for the opening performance of this year’s Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival also to be the first performance of opera in a theatre to a live audience, reopening the sector, after the Coronavirus shut-down.  We’re very grateful to DCMSPHEABO and The Sixteen for supporting us in this important enterprise, and very much look forward to what is guaranteed to be an electrifying performance and launch to a much needed festival and celebration of new opera.” – Bill Bankes-Jones, Artistic Director, Tête à Tête


The Other Side of the Sea & beyond


A programme of operatic excerpts performed solo by soprano Héloïse Werner


Something More than Mortal  

Music: Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Words: Verbatim from Ada Lovelace


The Other Side of the Sea

Music: Héloïse Werner

Words: Octavia Bright


Récitation N.9

Music: Georges Aperghis



Music: Cathy Berberian


Described by The Times as “a latter-day Cathy Berberian or Meredith Monk”, soprano & composer Héloïse Werner will perform extracts from The Other Side of the Sea, a one-woman opera she wrote with Octavia Bright. She will also perform solo vocal works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cathy Berberian & Georges Aperghis.


Previous praise for The Other Side of the Sea:


“you can’t help but be dazzled by it (…)virtuoso entertainment like this is welcome any time” ★★★★ Richard Morrison, The Times


Image credit: Emma Werner


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Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH. 


Please note: We are working with the Government department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for the reopening of indoor performances. This is a pilot activity and steps will be followed to minimise the risk surrounding this activity but at point of sale you will be asked that you are happy to accept the risks involved.


Filming and photography will be taking place on site.


Pilot Event Guidance:


When attending this event we ask you to follow current Government Guidelines around use of public transport, hygiene and mitigating transmission and confirm you understand that:


Each person attending this performance must give their contact details (Name, phone number (preferably mobile), email address or alternative contact) and consent to Tête à Tête holding this information for 21 days for use by Test and Trace or for the purposes of testing contact tracing for this pilot.


Every person attending will check their temperature 24 hours prior to arrival and contact to confirm if self-isolating and for a refund.


Every person attending will email if  any of they are tested positive for Covid-19 within 21 days of the event.


No ticket will be booked for any person who has tested positive within the last 21 days.


Please contact for any access requirements.


Everyone will adhere to social distancing of 2m on site.


Anyone may be asked to take a temperature check.


Everyone will be asked to sanitise hands on entry to the building and at sanitising stations.


No one will make physical contact when greeting.


Everyone will wear a face covering where required by government guidance.


Toilets will be open.


There will be limited refreshments or water available.


There is no cloakroom.


Tickets will be required to enter the building and are only available online in advance.


No latecomers will be admitted to the auditorium.


Everyone should arrive 20 minutes before the performance is due to start and have their ticket on their phone (or printed out if absolutely necessary) ready for checking.


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