20 & 21 May 2016 | Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

 

 

Tête à Tête is delighted to be working once again with the Royal College of Music on a series of six short operas created by RCM composers and performed by RCM singers.

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

Inspired by Dostoevsky, each opera packs a punch in just fifteen minutes. Directed by Bill Bankes-Jones, conducted by Lionel Friend, designed by Sarah Booth. Lionel Friend: Conductor Bill Bankes-Jones: Director Sarah Booth: Designer Ralph Stokeld: Lighting Following the success of Great Expectations in 2012 and Hogarth’s Stages in 2014, don’t miss this opportunity to hear a series of six brand-new mini operas created by RCM composers and performed by outstanding RCM singers.

 

Inspired by Crime and Punishment, marking 150 years since the publication of Dostoyevsky’s great novel, each opera packs a punch in just fifteen minutes.

 

Lionel Friend: Conductor


Bill Bankes-Jones: Director


Sarah Booth: Designer


Ralph Stokeld: Lighting


 


Benjamien Lycke (music) / Mien Bogaert (words) Stream of Consciousness, Sea of Blood


As he makes the most difficult decision of his life, the President looks to Dostoevsky for inspiration.


 


Kenichi Ikuno Sekiguchi (music and words) 76 Days


The gripping story of a real-life kidnapping


 


Alex Paxton (music and words) Bel and the Dragon


A vivid retelling of an extraordinary story from the Apocrypha


 


Algirdas Kraunaitis (music) / Grace Lee-Khoo (words) The Two Sisters


The quirkily gruesome Scottish folk-tale retold


 


Amy Bryce (music) / Roland Bryce (words) Der Eisenhut


A tale of revenge in post-war Germany


 


Sam Hall (music) / Darren Rapier (words) Killer Graphics


Reality is blurred between video games and real life.