Music Anna Appleby & Words Ruth Mariner
“We Did Our Best”
A love letter from two parents to their child, about how they didn’t love them enough to do anything about climate change.
Music Catherine Kontz & Words Catherine Kontz and Emmylou Växby
Hand Clap will explore the choreographic and linguistic potential of children’s hand-clapping games in music and space, exploring a narrative around the eco-environment.
Music Vahan Salorian & Words Dominic Kimberlin
Alien in the Street
An alien conspiracy theorist trying to sell her new invention on the streets- a pair of glasses that help you see the extra-terrestrial life that is walking amongst us- when she encounters a mysterious stranger in need of help
We perform these pop-ups in parks, at theatres and in community spaces throughout our Summer Festival. You can watch our last set of Pop Up Operas to give you a flavor of what to expect here:
The works are all commissioned and produced by Tête à Tête
These operas are part of our Summer Festival of new opera which you can see the listings for the festival here: https://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/festival/tete-a-tete-the-opera-festival-2019/
Gweneth Ann Rand - Soprano
Lore Lixenberg - Mezzo
Corentin Chassard - Cello
Katherine Bicknell - Flute
A bit about us
For 20 years opera company Tête à Tête have been exploring what the future of opera might be.
We are the driving force behind the UK’s thriving new opera scene:
Producers of opera: from Flying Fox (1998) to Belongings (2017) and over 60 productions in-between we have an unprecedented record of commissioning and producing quality, well-received new opera.
Developers of artists: within our own productions and throughout our annual Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival artist development is at the core of our work. Tête à Tête is synonymous with care, risk, collaboration, and support of artists.
Nurturers of talent: What connects the following people?
· The only woman to have won 4 British Composer Awards, Kerry Andrew
· The 19th most performed living composer in the world, David Bruce
· The new Director of the Royal Opera, Oliver Mears
· The new Director of English National Opera, Daniel Kramer
· The Music Director of Scottish Opera, Stuart Stratford
· Over 1000 artists now working in the UK opera, theatre and music industry
These are all artist alumni of Tête à Tête - the people who have been in our commissioned productions or created new works within Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival - it is pretty much everyone in the UK with a commitment to new opera.