Name a British composer who’s had an opera premiered in Viennamain
Try as we might, we cannot think of one. Concert premieres, to be sure, but the world premiere of a new opera in the city of Mozart and Strauss? Never.
Well, stand by fora piece of history in the making.
My name is Iain Bell and I am a 33-year old classical composer. My opera ‘A Harlot’s Progress’ (based on the Hogarth series of etchings to a libretto by Peter Ackroyd) is due to receive its world premiere in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien on Sunday October 13th.
In the final run-in to the first performance, Iain will be writig a daily blog on Slipped Disc, starting tomorrow.
Watch this space.
photo: (c) Iain Bell/Slipped Disc.
Is that a rehearsal room, or my favourite café?