CANCELLED Tête à Tête - Pop Up Opera Performance

25 Jul 2019

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

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The Bomb Factory Archway

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses from central London: 4, 17, 43, 134
  • Archway (Northern Line) / Holloway Rd (Overground)
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A Pop -Up Opera Performance


The operas

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 

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/

The performers

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.

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