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Country opera commissions major composer

November 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht

6 comments.


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.

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Comments (6)

  1. boringfileclerk says:

    Another white male gets a commission. Huh….

    1. APOINTOFINTEREST says:

      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.


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