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Jeet Thayil - On writing Babur in London

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When the idea of a collaboration with The Opera Group first came up, it occurred to me that the figure of Babur was uniquely suited to opera. And more importantly, I think it interested Edward. That’s the thing about opera—you may have a great idea, but if ...

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Amy’s Last Dive: Diary of an Opera

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For the past six months now I’ve been writing the music to an opera about Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly to Australia. Conceived and written by Adam Strickson, the opera looks back at her tempestuous life, and asks how her racy and risky journey relates to m...

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