Blog : The World Premiere is Nigh!
After some brilliant rehearsals the world premiere of Madame X in Todmorden is not far away! In fact, Tim Benjamin's new opera has been featured in Sinfini Music's classical music highlights this week
In the past week, Tim has spoken on BCB Radio about the story behind Madame X in the midst of rehearsals with the cast, and you can listen to him again here
As Tim explains in The Lancashire Telegraph, it is quite possible that MADAME X is the second opera ever to have been performed in Todmorden - the first being his own acclaimed opera, Emily (2013), based on Emily Davidson's fatal act of protest as a suffragette. In the interview, Tim explains the benefits of writing in the Calder Valley rather than in London, and the sense of enthusiasm for the arts that exists here.
Tickets to the world premiere on Thursday 21st August can be purchased here, and performances in Halifax, London and Manchester are not far away, either . you can find out details for all venues and tickets here on the website!
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/
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