Edward Hawkins – Bass
Sergey Rybin – Piano
Filmed at Stone Nest as part of English Touring Opera’s Spring 2021 digital season.
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This song cycle for bass voice and piano, regarded by the composer as his final symphony, sets the sinewy poetry of Michelangelo, pre-eminent artist of the Italian renaissance, who found himself at odds with popes and patrons on earth and with God in heaven, and who wrestled with sexuality and spirituality in a very modern voice. In the voice of the sculptor/ poet we hear clearly the voice of the composer – offering here his most complete portrait of the artist.
James Conway – Director
Blythe Brett – Set design
Harry Pizzey – Set design
Laura Jane Stanfield – Costume design
Rory Beaton – Lighting design
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