Article: Nothing Like The Sun – Shakespeare for cool cats
From the Telegraph.co.uk an article on Nothing like the Sun, which finally reveals more detailed information on what we can expect on stage:
“This weekend, the RSC’s Complete Works of Shakespeare will present the first performances of a unique programme of new settings entitled Nothing like the Sun, co-commissioned and produced with Opera North.
Six composers contribute, all of them left-field.
In the first half, you can hear music by Alex Balanescu (“When most I wink”), Gavin Friday (“Take all my loves”), Mira Calix (“My mistress’ eyes”), Natalie Merchant (“That time of year”) and Nico Muhly and Antony Hegarty (“Weary with toil”) – the latter three being best-known for their work in the alternative rock world with 10,000 Maniacs and Antony and the Johnsons.
They won’t be performing live, however: soprano Anne Maria Friman and tenor John Potter will sing throughout, with Gavin Friday as a speaker -(some of the Sonnets will also be recited).”