Tuesday 16 April 2024

A Spring and Summer of new opera: Tête à Tête's plans for 2024

Tête à Tête

Tête à Tête is not just planning its Summer opera festival in London but is creating a whole Spring and Summer of opera. In May, the company is heading to Newcastle, joining forces with members of the Royal Northern Sinfonia for two days of workshops for opera makers, aimed at encouraging the development of new opera in the North East
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June sees the company in London working with student composers from the Royal College of Music (RCM) to present Revolutions, an evening of six short operas by RCM composers performed by RCM students. The programme being presented on 24, 26 and 27 June 2024 includes The Anthem by Jasper Eaglesfield, who is also featured in the RCM Philharmonic’s Orchestral Masterworks concert on 18 April, and Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out by Jasper Dommett, whose music was praised in The Scotsman for its ‘crystalline gestures’ and ‘languid lyricism’, plus works by Ed Driver, Connie Harris, Jasmine Morris and Alisa Zaika [further information].

July sees the company back in the North East, continuing its work with Royal Northern Sinfonia and presenting Gala 2024 in North Shields, a spectacular choral and opera concert featuring 200 local participants, including 70 primary school children, on 7 July 2024 [further information]

The annual Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival returns to London from 24 August to 29 September 2024 with premieres from across the UK. The full line-up will be announced in June. And at home in Cornwall, Tête à Tête returns to the Minack Theatre in Penzance for two concert performances of Ethyl Smyth’s The Boatswain's Mate on 10 and 12 September which will feature a community chorus [further information]

Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones expressed the excitement for the season: "After a comparatively quiet year in 2023, it’s really thrilling to contemplate the huge amount and extent of work we’ll be making in 2024, and really inspiring to reflect how much of it will connect artists, participants and audience with the stories of our time."  

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