Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2020

Produced and presented by Tête à Tête and The Cockpit
 



Tête à Tête dares to imagine a real Festival of new opera. Venturing beyond art in isolation, the 13th Tête à Tête.

The Opera Festival brings audiences and artists together again to drink in shows and performances, share ideas and visions for the future of opera, art, and our world.

From 8th September, you will find imagined worlds, radical visions, and forgotten histories, ranging from completed works to brand-new works in progress.

Watch in our space, live online, or on demand. You decide. 

You can read all about the festival and find out about other events taking place at www.tete-a-tete.org.uk

The Bridge Between Breaths (Interactive Broadcast)

Inspired by the felling of Colston's statue.
Tue 8 Sep to Tue 6 Oct   

RAIN - "Sarah" (Interactive Broadcast)

A novelist's love affair in the Blitz
Thu 10 Sep to Thu 8 Oct   

Tiresias 2.0 (Interactive Broadcast)

The last human explores the future with a potplant
Fri 11 Sep to Fri 9 Oct   

Song of Isis, Goddess of Love (Interactive Broadcast)

The sorrow of women worldwide, manifest as Isis.
Fri 11 Sep to Fri 9 Oct   

The Manna Threshold (Interactive Broadcast)

Two beings with different immortalities debate
Sat 12 Sep to Sat 10 Oct   

The Agency (Interactive Broadcast)

Eco-noir opera about Pinkerton's Detective Agency
Mon 14 Sep to Mon 12 Oct   

A&E (Interactive Broadcast)

A compact opera about love in modern times.
Mon 14 Sep to Mon 12 Oct   

The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow - Act 1 (Interactive Broadcast)

The Marquis de Sade goes on a quest
Tue 15 Sep to Tue 13 Oct   

Paradise Lost (Interactive Broadcast)

Milton's masterpiece as a one-man opera.
Tue 15 Sep to Tue 13 Oct   

A Time of Empty Tales (Interactive Broadcast)

The Lost One is trapped, retelling 1,001 Nights.
Wed 16 Sep to Wed 14 Oct   

BIRD (Interactive Broadcast)

The life and death of BIRD.
Wed 16 Sep to Wed 14 Oct   

Timeless Figure (Interactive Broadcast)

How does time change us and shape us?
Thu 17 Sep to Thu 15 Oct   

We Sing/I Sang (Interactive Broadcast)

A collective consciousness schisms and cracks.
Thu 17 Sep to Thu 15 Oct   

Minutes to Midnight: A Nuclear Opera (Interactive Broadcast)

Two US missileers wait in a bunker in 2016
Fri 18 Sep to Fri 16 Oct   

Last Party On Earth (Interactive Broadcast)

A post-apocalptic comic opera of love and monsters
Fri 18 Sep to Fri 16 Oct   

The Trilobite, Or The Fall Of Mr Williams (Interactive Broadcast)

Mr Williams falls off a cliff. Will he survive?
Sat 19 Sep to Sat 17 Oct   

The Hive (Covid Cut) (Interactive Broadcast)

Why are we fascinated by female serial killers?
Sat 19 Sep to Sat 17 Oct   

Her War (Interactive Broadcast)

The female experience of PTSD after WWI.
Tue 22 Sep to Tue 20 Oct   

Persephone's Dream (Interactive Broadcast)

How are we human when we sleep?
Tue 22 Sep to Tue 20 Oct   

Beethoven Was A Lesbian (Interactive Broadcast)

Seducing & dominating classical music's tropes.
Wed 23 Sep to Wed 21 Oct   

Buddha and the Monkey King (Interactive Broadcast)

A Chinese-Western opera telling the classic tale.
Wed 23 Sep to Wed 21 Oct   

Bubbles the Zebrafish & The No. 8 Bus (Interactive Broadcast)

A magical journey from Sorbet Road to the Pacific.
Thu 24 Sep to Thu 22 Oct   

Bread and Circuses (Interactive Broadcast)

World Wrestling Entertainment meets opera.
Thu 24 Sep to Thu 22 Oct   

The Paradis Files (Interactive Broadcast)

The untold story of 'The Blind Enchantress.'
Fri 25 Sep to Fri 23 Oct   

Elena (Interactive Broadcast)

A surrealist take on a family marked by adversity.
Fri 30 Oct to Fri 27 Nov