7:30pm | 20 & 21 May 2016 | Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS

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.

Following the success of Great Expectations in 2012 and Hogarth’s Stages in 2014, this was an 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.

Produced by the Royal College of Music in association with Tte ˆ Tte

Please note that some of the operas contain adult themes