New chamber opera double-bill comes to Canterbury this Sunday

October 23, 2014

Canterbury’s contemporary music fans are in for a treat this Sunday, as Nova Music Ensemble brings a double-bill of new chamber opera to this year’s Canterbury Festival.

Cecilia McDowall’s Airborne marks this year’s World War One centenary theme in a tribute to the forgotten pilots of the Royal Flying Corps; here she is talking about the work

Fournier: The Funeral of Shelley

Fournier: The Funeral of Shelley

Partnering this is Prometheus Drowned by Stephen McNeff, examining the strange death of Shelley;┬áhere’s Stephen talking about the piece and the influence of Fournier’s famous painting.

Both works were premiered earlier this year at the Presteigne Festival; this will be a great opportunity to catch them in Canterbury this weekend. More details here.