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.