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Tête à Tête have once again teamed up with the Royal College of Music to present an evening of mini-operas. The next generation of composers and singers have worked closely with Tête à Tête to produce and perform works inspired by Crime & Punishment. This year marks 150 years since Dostoyevsky’s novel was first published, so this is the perfect time to use the story for inspiration.

The programme is as follows:

Stream of Consciousness, Sea of Blood
Benjamien Lycke (music) / Mien Bogaert (words)
As he makes the most difficult decision of his life, the President looks to Dostoevsky for inspiration.

76 Days
Kenichi Ikuno Sekiguchi (music and words)
The gripping story of a real-life kidnapping

Bel and the Dragon
Alex Paxton (music and words)

A vivid retelling of an extraordinary story from the Apocrypha

The Two Sisters
Algirdas Kraunaitis (music) / Grace Lee-Khoo (words)
The quirkily gruesome Scottish folk-tale retold

Der Eisenhut
Amy Bryce (music) / Roland Bryce (words)
A tale of revenge in post-war Germany

Killer Graphics
Sam Hall (music) / Darren Rapier (words)
Reality is blurred between video games and real life.

Composers Algirdas Kraunaitis and Amy Bryce were on Resonance FM’s The Opera Hour yesterday afternoon. Have a listen here to get a gory insight into these two unique mini-operas.

Crime & Punishment is going to be performed tonight and tomorrow (20 and 21 May) in the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music. Tickets can be purchased for £8 but hurry up as there’s not many left!


Don’t worry if you can’t make it, as Tête à Tête will be streaming the operas on their website on 21st May 2016.

Keep up to date with news from Tête à Tête by visiting their website, Twitter and Facebook. Also keep checking the WildKat PR website too!

(Written on May 20, 2016 )

Classic FM

Britten to be honoured on 50 pence piece

The Royal Mint announced the new coin today as part of ‘Britten 100’, a huge anniversary celebration of the composer’s life and work.


Berlin’s Yellow Lounge plays host to Vivaldi ‘recomposed’

Club venue is perfect setting for Max Richter’s reworking of ‘The Seasons’.

Benjamin Britten’s centenary celebrations launched at the Britten Theatre

An intensive focus on Britten art for 2013.

The Guardian

Michael Hall obituary

Conductor, broadcaster and writer who founded the Northern Sinfonia.

(Tom Service on Classical blog, The Guardian)

A guide to Brian Ferneyhough’s music

His compositions are the ultimate in complexity. So how to approach the works of this philosophically demanding musician?

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

London pianist plays out against Turkey’s blasphemy trial

The composer and pianist Fazil Say will go on trial in Turkey next month on the medieval charge of ‘insulting religious values’. AyseDeniz Gokcin is trying to raise awareness of the issue by playing one of Fazil’s trademark pieces, Alla Turca Jazz, on any pianos she happens to find left on a street corner.

The Arts Desk

The Art of Conducting 2012

Chris Christodoulou’s fascinating images from the podium at the BBC Proms.

New Music Box

Instruments for Playing Water

The artist Katherine Kavanaugh has designed and built a sculptural installation using bamboo, water, a plexiglass pool, and copper. On Saturday, a new composition will be played at the installation’s official opening with Benjamin Buchanan, David Smooke, Jacqueline Pollauf and Noah Getz.

NPR music, Deceptive Cadence

Gorecki’s ‘Miserere,’ An A Cappella Oasis Of Calm

Twenty years have passed since Polish composer Henryk Górecki became one of the most talked about figures in classical music.


(Written on September 12, 2012 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Guardian

Manchester and the Hallé orchestra

The Hallé orchestra has been the pride of the city – and the Manchester Guardian – for over 150 years.

The Independent

Xerxes, Britten Theatre, London The Fairy Queen, Britten Theatre, London Takács Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

English Touring Opera’s dazzling romance, set during the Second World War, is sexy and stylish.

The Times

The Queen of Spades at the Grand, Leeds

Halloween has come early to leds, and not just because the bakers are already arranging plastic spiders over their sticky buns…

The Times

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

To stage or not to stage; that is the question. And each rendition of Bartók’s action-light opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle offers its own answer..

The Times

The Barber of Seville at Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Rossini’s quick-fire comedy of frustrated lovers plotting to thwart an overly attentive guardian with the help of Seville’s polymath barber zings from the stage in this revival of Thomas Allen’s 2007 Scottish Opera production, directed, once more, by the moonlighting baritone.

Gramophone Online

Milos, Iestyn Davies, Christophe Rousset, and the Specialist Classical Chart

Welcome to the latest edition of the Gramophone Podcast, presented by Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly.

(Written on October 24, 2011 )