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Dr Dee - Damon Albarn

by Jonny Jones
Issue No. 2307

Damon Albarn’s “Afro-pastoral folk opera” about a 16th century mathematician sees him reunited with Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, his band mate in The Good, the Bad and the Queen.

The resulting album was compelling if somewhat twee. The live show, a collaboration with acclaimed director Rufus Norris, promises to be quite the spectacle.

Dr Dee
English National Opera,
London
25 June to 7 July


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Tue 12 Jun 2012, 19:45 BST
Issue No. 2307
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