Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival is a celebration of new opera bringing artists and audiences together to explore what only the UKs largest Festival of new opera can –not what opera is, but what it might become.
The founders wished to revive the cultural life of a country reemerging after seventeen years of war. The Festival has indeed reached its objective, presenting each year more than thirty performances over a five week period in February and March. With a predominance of chamber music, the Festival also includes opera, orchestral concerts, choral concerts, dance and theatre. The Festival takes special care in presenting each year a rich and homogeneous programme focused around a special theme, celebrating the culture of a country or a city, or exploring a special subject.
The Malta Arts Festival is the highlight of Malta’s cultural calendar and runs throughout July. Its philosophy is based on artistic integrity and excellence through the creation of innovative work, collaborations between countries and artists, engagement of the wider society, education, diversity and breadth. The multidisciplinary festival promotes freedom of artistic expression with a programme that embraces music, visual and sound art, theatre, dance, opera, installations, films and education.
Varna Summer International Music Festival, founded in 1926, is one of the oldest festivals in Europe. It has won international recognition and is a prestigious forum for Bulgarian and world classical music and performing art. The programme includes symphony concerts, opera, ballet, chamber music, early and contemporary music, masterclasses and conferences. The annual festival supports young talent and promotes new works and collaborations between local and international performers and artists.