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Wednesday, 2 March 2005, 12:00AM

How does a new opera take flight?

Edward Hughes, I Fagiolini

Edward Hughes and artists from The Opera Group and I Fagiolini The creative team behind The Birds gave an entertaining introduction to developing an opera for the City London Festival - from the initial draft to the singers' struggle to learn the music. Composer Ed Hughes and artists from The Opera Group and I Fagiolini offered tantalising excerpts from their new work.

i-fagiolini

I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble specialising in Renaissance and contemporary music, directed by Robert Hollingworth. It has released sixteen CDs and two DVDs and was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble Prize in 2005.

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