Figaro, Downton Abbey style

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Figaro, Downton Abbey style

Well, this is the 2nd outing for ‘Opera Presto’ and so far so great with the rehearsals.  It’s a training week for young opera singers in their twenties and we’ve ended up with a cracking cast.  I’ve written a narrator’s script this time that allows us to abridge the opera heavily and keep the pace […]

‘Sentenced by the Sun’

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
‘Sentenced by the Sun’

This week I wrote a poem that could be used for a song about the sun.  It was meant to be joyous but somehow ended up rather melancholic.  In the end it wasn’t right for the music, but I thought I’d share it anyway.  Interesting how often themes of loss seem to end up in […]