Blog : The Gallery of Inspiration
Through the mind and language of central character Masetto, MADAME X references many of the world.s most treasured paintings.
Masterpieces mentioned include paintings such as The Laughing Cavalier (Frans Hals, 1624) to works by Henri Matisse - recently featured at the Tate Modern's hugely successful Cut-Outs exhibition.
How many of these titles do you recognise from performances of MADAME X?
1. Woman with Flowered Hat
Roy Lichtenstein, 1963
2. Woman with Blue Eyes
Amedeo Modigliani, 1918
3. The Muse Inspiring the Poet
Henri Rosseau, 1909
4. Still Life with a Lobster
Wilem Claesz, 1651
5. The Kiss
Gustav Klimt, 1907-1908
6. The Dance
Henri Matisse, 1909
7. The Laughing Cavalier
Frans Hals, 1624
8. Spirit of the Dead Watching
Paul Gaugin, 1892
10. Lady with a Rose
John Singer Sargent
The forthcoming Manchester performance is your last chance in 2014 to visit the art-infused world of MADAME X, and tickets can be purchased here.
After some brilliant rehearsals the world premiere of MADAME X is only days away!
Tim Benjamin, the composer of Madame X, appears on Wes Butters Real Lives on BBC Radio Leeds, to talk about his background and Madame X.
Here's our wonderful "Vanitas"-inspired window display at West Yorkshire's Todmorden Tourist Information Centre.
Spies, caught on camera, have infiltrated the Madame X set, which is currently being assembled at a secret location and has yet to be seen by the public.
Resonance FM's Richard Scott talks to Tim Benjamin and examines the continued influence of Handel on opera composers.
On:Yorkshire feature Tim Benjamin.s new opera, Madame X, which comes to Todmorden and Halifax this August for its world premiere before going on tour.
As part of their "5 questions" interviews, I Care If You Listen speak with Tim Benjamin about his new opera Madame X. Full interview: http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2014/06/5-questions-tim-benjamin-composer-madame-x/
MADAME X composer Tim Benjamin writes for Sound and Music about the unanswerable question of 'what is art for', and tries to shed some light onto the question of art's purpose. See the article here: http://blog.soundandmusic.org/2014/06/25/tim-benjamin-on-his-new-opera-madame-x/
Some more of Masetto's art, hiding in plain sight, in some of the world's top art galleries. but what does it all mean?
We'll be posting some photos showing some of Masetto's famous paintings, often found in the most unexpected places...