Alexander Goehr gives talk on Promised End
23rd September 2010
How many of the world’s greatest operas have been inspired by a Shakespeare play? Alexander Goehr will discuss the challenges faced by a composer who choses to take on the task of transforming Shakespeare into music drama, along with broadcaster and writer Dennis Marks and novelist and librettist Philip Hensher.
This very special event, part of English PEN’s Writers in Public series, will take place in King’s College, London, on 13 October and marks the world premiere performances of Goehr’s new opera, Promised End.