Blog : A Look Through The Window
Our very creative team have put up this wonderful window display in the Tourist Information Centre in the West Yorkshire town of Todmorden, where MADAME X will premiere on 21st August.
The display is inspired by "Vanitas" paintings illustrating the transience of earthly possessions, for example Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario, 1628, by Pieter Claesz (More information at the Rijksmuseum):
The themes of such paintings are central the plot and background to MADAME X.
You can buy tickets for the Todmorden world premiere at the Tourist Information Centre, but remember that you can also buy tickets to see performances of MADAME X in Halifax, London, and Manchester!
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.
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...