I’m never been particularly keen on opera, but this caught my attention. Antony Hegarty (of Antony & the Johnsons) provides the score for The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a stage piece directed by Robert Wilson. Though it’s being referred to as an opera, my best instincts tell me that the piece, a biography of Abramović and featuring the performance artist herself in addition to names like Willem Dafoe, will end up falling just outside the conventions of the typical opera form in the hands of someone like Wilson.

While mentioning Antony, I have to also put in a plug for his new album, Swanlights, which is available for pre-order now in a special edition that includes a 144 page booklet of Antony’s art.

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