The opera known as Dr Dee, first performed live at the Manchester International Festival and created by creative at large Damon Albarn and theatre Director Rufus Norris, gets a first listen starting today from NPR Music. The project is a bit of a serious and offshoot for Damon Albarn, who at this point has license to do whatever he wants whenever he wants (check out Rocket Juice and the Moon), and Dr Dee is an opera "based on the life of John Dee — a 16th-century philosopher, alchemist, astrologer and medical advisor to Queen Elizabeth I" as NPR Music states it. Still, a serious start for your Monday. Check out all of the complicated back story of how it all came to fruition at Wikipedia. Dr Dee from Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris will be released May 8th on Virgin. VOTE: do you like this album?
STREAM: Damon Albarn - “Dr Dee”
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