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The cursed name

Music: Angela Luque
Words: Isabel Grábalos


Amores delona

Music: Anibal Vidal
Words: Aubrey Lavender



Music: Carla G Ginjaume
Words: Christina Cordero


The Decline and Fall of practically everybody

Music: Tomas Foster
Words: Sophie Lundberg


A sense of occasion

Music: Vasilis Alevizos
Words: Iris Colomb


Tomato’s decline and fall

Music & Words: Yiannis Maramathas


Bill Bankes-Jones Director

Timothy Burke Conductor

Sarah Booth Designer

New Perspectives ensemble


Hear six brand-new operas created by RCM composers and performed by RCM singers working in partnership with pioneering opera company Tête à Tête.


Inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall, our six artistic teams whirl audiences through a hereditary curse through the female line, a doomed cruise ship, a series of fencing matches with a twist, the failings of a posthumously successful author, the lunatics taking over the asylum and a tomato who is doomed to rot.


Produced by the Royal College of Music in association with Tête à Tête




Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS

Bill Bankes-Jones director

Timothy Burke conductor

Sarah Booth designer

New Perspectives ensemble