The week in classical: The Dead City; Black Angels; Re:sound – review

This week saw the much-anticipated premiere of The Dead City, a new opera by Anilese Miskimmon, at the ENO Coliseum in London. The production was part of the Manchester Collective's ‘Voices of our Cities' season, and featured music composed by George Crumb.

The story follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, dealing with the fallout of a war that has left the world in ruins. The production was a powerful and moving exploration of the human cost of conflict, and the music was a perfect accompaniment to the story, with haunting and ethereal melodies.

Also this week, the Kings Place hosted a performance of Black Angels, a work for string quartet by George Crumb. The piece was performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, and was an exploration of the spiritual and emotional depths of the human experience. The music was full of emotion, and the performance was a captivating journey through the shadows and light of human experience.

Finally, Re:sound – Voices of Our Cities, a project from Streetwise Opera, was held at the Royal Festival Hall. The event was an exploration of the stories of homeless people, and featured music composed by the participants. It was a powerful and moving experience, and the music was both engaging and powerful.

Overall, this week was a powerful reminder of the power of music and art to bring together people of all backgrounds, and to explore the depths of the human experience. It was a reminder that we are all connected, and that stories of loss, conflict, and struggle are universal.