Country opera commissions major composer

November 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht


Garsington Opera has announced its first full-length commission.

For the 2018 festival, composer David Sawer (pictured) and playwright Rory Mullarkey will write The Skating Rink, based on the novel by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.


Comments (6)

  1. boringfileclerk says:

    Another white male gets a commission. Huh….


      Right on the back of Roxanna Panufnik’s new piece for Garsington in 2017…

    2. Gary Carpenter says:

      He’s a good composer.

  2. Stereo says:

    So?was a reply to boring file clerk.Just maybe he was better than the downtrodden off white female/male candidate.

  3. Meirion Bowen says:

    He’s a wonderful, top-class composer. I look forward to it eagerly.
    Meirion Bowen
    email: [email protected]

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