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Pop Ups 2019: Click to read about the operas


Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones started Tête à Tête as a producing company, in order to create new productions. You may well cherish memories of the joyous Flying Fox. The seminal Shorts gave birth to a whole new movement of short small-scale opera. The Canticles ignited Streetwise Opera’s worldwide work with opera and the homeless. Then there was the delicious nostalgia of Salad Days. There have been many others over the years.
Like everyone else creating productions and helping artists develop outside the very biggest companies, we feel a real squeeze with funding now. Some Trusts have gone by the wayside, others are themselves feeling the squeeze, while yet others have realigned themselves to support individuals or minorities, both crucially important of course, but taking funding away from opportunities for a broad range of artists to have their visions realised.
We’ve managed to keep Tête à Tête thriving by supporting others creators through our Opera Festival, and happily we still have regular and very strong support from Arts Council England, some trusts and many wonderful individuals. But this always needs augmenting, and we are all keener than ever to return to our core purpose, making unforgettable shows and cherished memories ourselves.
This year, as a stepping-stone towards a fuller programme and because these pieces are in themselves wonderful, we’re staging our first programme of Pop Up Operas for four years. You can find out about the operas HERE
We can’t wait to see these pieces, but they are in real danger unless we raise the final £10,000. We’ve a long way to go, but with your help, are determined to get there. I do hope you can be involved.


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