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