Sunday 18 June 2017

From Brexit, the opera, to an albatross task force: Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival returns

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival
Tête à Tête is 20 years old, and Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival is 10 years old, so there is lots to celebrate as the festival returns to Kings Cross this Summer (25 July to 13 August, at The Place, Lewis Cubitt Square, RADA Studios & King’s Cross Academy). But of course, being Tête à Tête there will be much more than just celebration.

There will be debate
  • a weekend of Devoted & Disgruntled, in partnership with Improbable, to encourage conversation & debate for those involved in and / or passionate about the opera community
  • reality television in opera-form, an albatross task force, a robot conductor, opera in the form of a podcast
  • child-friendly operas
Giving voices to those who need it
  • themes that include isolation, self-expression & identity, artificial intelligence, women’s rights
And of course contemporary politics & current affairs
  • the world's first Brexit opera; an opera set in airport immigration, whose composer couldn’t make the first workshop due to Trump’s travel ban; a tale of an African slave whose story was used by William Wilberforce

Just drop in or spend an entire week, there will be lots happening, and the much-loved Cubitt Sessions will be returning to the Lewis Cubitt Square.

Full information from the festival website.

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