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Time to say goodbye: Moonlight /The Last Seed at Tête à Tête

Directed with witty skill by Bill Bankes-Jones, Tête à Tête’s Artistic Founder and Director, these two imaginative and appealing short operas made for an enchanting hour at Kings Place. 97 more words


The Electrictionary

The Electrictionary
The Early Music Experiment
Kings Place. 7 August 2015

The Tête à Tête Opera Festival at Kings Place included the premiere of a fascinating new one-hour long opera, The Electrictionary, with music by Alexis Bennett, words by Timothy Knapman, and direction by Dominic Gerrard It was performed by four solo singers and the instrumentalists of The Early Music Experiment & guests.  954 more words

Concert Reviews

Life lessons at Tête à Tête: The Fisherman and his Wife, Storm's Eye

The Fisherman and his Wife is a nicely conceived opera for children. Eralys Fernandez’s score confidently paints a range of moods and emotions in a cheerful piano accompaniment played for us by the composer, encompassing rowdy exchanges verging on Punch & Judy, little lyrical arias (the Fisherman’s “Almighty God of the Sea” a particular highlight), and dynamic comic passages. 40 more words


The beginning...

Just sat down to “work”, life is a holiday – full of work. What an amazing place to “work” from, which then also will mean to “live from” – looking out on blue sky, blue ocean green grass garden with morning shades of nicely scattered trees, softly dancing in the morning breeze. 388 more words


The Duke Quartet make an impression with Tavener

The Minimalism Unwrapped series at Kings Place has been questioning the concept of minimalism as much as affirming a body of works embodying the genre and its ideals. 53 more words


Are you a feminist?

On Monday night, I went to a fascinating talk with Caroline Criado Perez about her book ‘Do it like a Woman and Change the World’, led by the ever intelligent, witty and all round fabulous Bridget Christie. 437 more words