Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Damon Albarn trades usual music instruments for the world of opera

Damon Albarn has swapped his usual musical instruments for the world of opera.
Great deals on musical instruments

Damon Albarn is swapping his traditional music instruments for something altogether different – the classical world of opera.

The Blur and Gorillaz star has written the music for Dr Dee: An English Opera, which he will also perform, reported the BBC.

Opening in July as part of the Manchester International Festival, it will be directed by Rufus Norris, the renowned theatre director and collaborator on the project.

The opera is based on the life of Dr John Dee, a polymath who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Speaking to Radio 4's John Wilson, Albarn said that he had a "really strange emotional connection" to a magical and haunted England.

He said: "It's something that really stirs me in an irrational way."

Norris added that Dee was one of the "last great free thinkers" to have ever existed because science and magic were still very much entwined.

The Gorillaz, Albarn's animated music outfit, recently composed most of their new album The Fall on an iPad.

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800570584-ADNFCR

Posted on 7 Jun 2011 16:32 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19