09/04/2013

Flesh and Blood

Reading time: 1 min. David Sawer

David Sawer at the world première of Flesh and Blood at the Barbican.


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Flesh and Blood was a great success, a 23-minute “dramatic scene” by David Sawer on the subject of love and war, a soldier departing from his mother. If Howard Barker’s text is sometimes impenetrable, Sawer’s music reveals all, vivid and explicit enough to set an opera before us, with even these singers’ respective ages being reasonably close to realistic”

Excerpt from Colin Andersons review

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