Pop Ups (2015)

Prepared to be surprised, delighted, and entertained… A hugely popular feature...

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Pop Ups (2015)

Prepared to be surprised, delighted, and entertained… A hugely popular feature each year, Tête à Tête tours a small performing group around the public spaces of King’s Cross (streets, parks, squares) and our own foyers to perform a set of super short five minute operas. UnconGENIE-al Sarah feels stuck. All she wants is a quiet life; a non- hyperactive five year old and a house in Barbados. So finding a lamp at the bus stop that looks mysteriously like the wish fulfilling, genie-containing lamp from Aladdin is obviously going to be the answer to her prayers… right? Music - James Garner | Words - Anna Pool My Mother My Daughter A mother/daughter relationship from cradle to grave. Music & Words - Orlando Gough Chuggers One woman approaches another on the street. But is money all she’s after? Music - Sophie Sparkes | Words - Jenny Colgan Wake Up! Time to wake up! Music - Ayanna Witter-Johnson | Words - Susannah Waters CREDITS Singers: Amy Freston, Hannah Mason Cellists: Dan Bull, Angélique Lihou Music Direction: Timothy Burke with James Young Direction: Bill Bankes-Jones with Oliver Platt Design: Sarah Booth

Bon Voyage - A Summer Flashmob...

Bon Voyage - A Summer Flashmob was an invitation to bring your rolling suitcase...

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Bon Voyage - A Summer Flashmob (2015)

Bon Voyage - A Summer Flashmob was an invitation to bring your rolling suitcase along and embark on a musical journey of boisterous wheels and beatific voices in sunny King’s Cross. It was the final event in the 2015 Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, and also part of the Curious? festival at King’s Place.

Moonlight & The Last Seed (2015)

Tête à Tête produces two world premieres by writing teams who first...

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Moonlight & The Last Seed (2015)

Tête à Tête produces two world premieres by writing teams who first collaborated on our Pop Up Operas last year. Moonlight The Queen of the Moon Jellyfish falls in love with her counterpart in the sky – the Moon – with tragic repercussions. Music - Lucie Treacher | Words - Joanne Harris Performed by Joan Rodgers (Soprano) & Adam Sullivan (Tenor) The Last Seed Narcissus, delicious and doomed, understands he has not lived until he eats the last pomegranate seed. Music - Na’ama Zisser | Words - Stella Duffy Performed by Richard Bryan, Meili Li, Craig Jackson, Tristan Landymore, Amar Muchhala CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Conductor: Timothy Burke Designer: Tim Meacock Ensemble: Chroma Violin: Daniel Pioro Viola: David Aspin Cello: Clare O’Connell Bass: Elena Hull Clarinet/bass clarinet/sax: Stuart King Trombone/bass trombone: Ryan Hume Harp: Celine Saout Percussion: Steve Gibson Chroma Manager: Claire Shovelton

People Watch (2015)

Echoing familiar TV programmes – from celebrity reality series to talent shows...

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People Watch (2015)

Echoing familiar TV programmes – from celebrity reality series to talent shows and catchy advert jingles – this Tête à Tête & Streetwise Opera co-production explores both the humour and darker undertones of the small screen. What happens when you watch TV? Is it innocent entertainment or a cynical vehicle to exploit the people it puts on display? Does it serve only to manipulate its audience to buy things or provide a window into the joy and hope of humanity? People Watch Music - Stef Conner | Words - Bill Bankes-Jones CREDITS Conductor: Timothy Burke Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Singer: Susannah Austin Accompanied by the Ligeti Quartet