‘Crime & Punishment’: Report & Live Commentary

Friday, 29th July 2016

Last week, Tête à Tête was delighted to collaborate once again with the students of the Royal College of Music to present a series of six brand-new mini operas, created and performed by singers from RCM. The production marks the third commission between us and the RCM, following the success of Great Expectations in 2012 and Hogarth’s Stages in 2014.


Inspired by Crime and Punishment – marking 150 years since the publication of Dostoyevsky’s great novel – each opera was performed twice to a sold-out auditorium at the Britten Theatre, as well as over 4000 people worldwide who tuned in to watch the next generation of opera talent via our live stream.




Each production was commissioned at just 15 minutes, and every opera packed a punch with themed that ranged from a deranged President and Egyptian flatulence (!), to the dramatisation of a real-life kidnapping and the effects of video games.


There was also plenty of tweeting going on, with guest host James Fleury (Nouvague) heading up proceedings on the official Tête à Tête Twitter page. You can follow James’ live commentary by following the hashtag #CAndP on Twitter!