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Address:Tête à Tête
c/o The Hughes Consultancy
1 Golden Ct
Richmond TW9 1EU  
Tel:+44 [20] 8288 7733
Bill Bankes-JonesArtistic Director
Timothy BurkeMusic Director
Anna Gregg**Administrative Director
Sarah PlayfairConsultant
** main contact
Criminal IntentMay 2016
Six new operas featuring crime premeditated by Tête à Tête and the Royal College of Music

In 2012 composers and librettists studying at the RCM were set the challenge of creating 15-minute operas exploring ill-fated journeys that started out with Great Expectations but ended in disaster.  In 2014 Hogarth’s life, work and legacy were celebrated with 5 mini operas under the banner of Hogarth’s Stages.  Both projects were produced by the college in association with Tête à Tête and this year they are again working with composers, librettists and singers to mark 150 years since the publication of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.  The six fifteen-minute works are: Stream of Consciousness, Sea of Blood, (Benjamien Lycke / Mien Bogaert) in which a President looks to Dostoevsky for inspiration; 76 Days (Kenichi Ikuno Sekiguchi), the gripping story of a real-life kidnapping; Alex Paxton’s Bel and the Dragon, a vivid retelling of an extraordinary story from the Apocrypha; The Two Sisters (Algirdas Kraunaitis / Grace Lee-Khoo), a quirkily gruesome Scottish folk-tale retold; Der Eisenhut (Amy Bryce / Roland Bryce), a tale of revenge in post-war Germany and Killer Graphics (Sam Hall / Darren Rapier), in which reality is blurred between video games and real life.

Crime and Punishment directed by Tête à Tête’s Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones, can be seen at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music on May 20 and 21.