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Metropolis: Zubin Kanga, Dark Twin

Zubin Kanga always drags half a dozen new works in his wake as he criss-crosses the globe in search of the bleeding edge of piano repertoire. 1,775 more words


Lost in Sunken Garden

It’s taken a while to be able to find the right words for this post – you know how sometimes when you experience something so amazing it can leave you speechless… Well I experienced Michel van der Aa’s Sunken Garden while in Amsterdam for a few days of Kulture with a Kapital K a couple of months ago and was lucky enough to obtain returned tickets at the box office on the night. 454 more words


Opera "too difficult"?

I read Susan Elkin’s piece for The Independent, ‘Why are educationists so afraid of cultural excellence?’ with much nodding of my head. I am particularly passionate about promoting living artists in my teaching – right from Year 4 upwards – and also ensuring pupils are engaging with as much music as they can, from a broad range of styles. 517 more words


Sunken Garden / Michel van der Aa

Throughout the years the Holland Festival has built up a reputation of programming innovative and adventurous forms of Performing Arts. In his last year as the Festival’s artistic director, Pierre Audi, continues with that tradition with the Dutch premiere of Michel van der Aa’s 3D film opera ‘Sunken Garden’ with a libretto by David Mitchell. 1,913 more words


Sunken Garden: Schuld & boete vóór, na, met en in de dood

Amsterdam, 6-6-2013 – Afgelopen april deed de première van de opera Sunken Garden van Michel van der Aa in het Barbican Theatre in Londen nogal wat stof opwaaien. 142 more words

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Review: Sunken Garden, English National Opera at the Barbican

Roderick Williams stood out as Pollux in ENO’s Castor & Pollux and is brilliant in this. There are no surtitles and none would be necessary if the other singers sang as clearly as he does. 163 more words


The Sunken Garden, English National Opera, Barbican, April 2013

This new musical work by Michel van der Aa, combines film narrative and a 3D visual world behind a screen, to a libretto by novelist David Mitchell. 413 more words