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Hear 11 songs from Damon Albarn's Dr Dee opera

on November 03, 2011, 12:33am

dr dee opera Hear 11 songs from Damon Albarn's Dr Dee opera

Four months and two bands ago, Damon Albarn debuted his second opera, Dr Dee, in Manchester, England. Next summer, the production will return with a two-week run in London. But as Gorillaz-Unofficial points out, you can now hear a pretty extensive taste of Dr Dee via your computer speakers.

Earlier today, Albarn appeared on BBC Radio 6, where he previewed — wait for it — 11 songs from the opera’s soundtrack. Right now, you can catch a replay using the BBC iPlayer; you’ll also hear Albarn interviewed about opera. Below, you can hear the track called “Apple Carts” and watch a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Also below are the dates for the aforementioned London residency. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, November 4th via ENO.org.

“Apple Carts”:

Mini-doc:

Dr Dee 2012 Performances:
06/25 – London, UK @ English National Opera
06/26 – London, UK @ Coliseum
06/28 – London, UK @ Coliseum
06/29 – London, UK @ Coliseum
07/04 – London, UK @ Coliseum
07/06 – London, UK @ Coliseum
07/07 – London, UK @ Coliseum (early show)
07/07 – London, UK @ Coliseum (late show)

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Ks. Christopher Robson
November 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Just to point out that the London Premiere at the English National Opera is on June 25th 2012, in addition to the performances listed above.

Alex Young
November 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Noted. Thanks!

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