|Address:||Tête à Tête|
32 Lilyville Road
London SW6 5DW
|Tel:||+44  7736 3564|
|Fax:||+44  7731 5047|
** main contact
|Bill Bankes-Jones||Artistic Director|
|Anna Gregg||General Management|
|Caroline Steane**||Company Secretary|
|Criminal Intent||May 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.