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Composer: Bell, Iain

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NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

Alex Otterburn (Squibby) and Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly) © Alastair Muir
Daniel Kramer’s direction is a model of restraint compared to some of his earlier work for the company.
***11
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Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra offer a stunning palette of orchestral colours in Elgar, Bell, Strauss, and Bartók.
*****
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Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
Alek Shrader's Wigmore Hall debut was thrilling, touching, charming and mysterious.
***11
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From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis

Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) and Marcus Farnsworth (Lieutenant Jenkins) © Bill Cooper
David Jones' First World War epic poem comes to musical life in Iain Bell's newly-commissioned opera. 
****1
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Theater an der Wien: A Harlot's Progress

Iain Bell’s new opera A Harlot’s Progress, premièred at the Theater an der Wien this month, has much going for it. Its chances for making it into modern repertory are good – if people can handle the depressing plot.
***11
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