Tuesday, August 19, 2003


Composer Stephen McNeff's new work 'Names of the Dead' - which features the names of people (from all sides) killed in the first few weeks of the Iraq War set to music - makes its debut on 12 and 13 September 2003, at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) , Lavender Hill, London SW11.

The performers are outre Australian soprano Adey Grummet and The Duke Quartet (well known for their classical recordings... and for Morrissey's Viva Hate album.) The piece is a BAC commission at the Main House, now infamous as the performance birthplace of 'Jerry Springer - the Opera'. The work, so we are told, is "shocking and moving." BAC's Tom Morris directs.

Oh yes, talking of BAC. Look out for a scratch performance of 'Newnight - The Opera'. Can we have too much of a witty idea on this theme, I wonder?

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