by / July 5th, 2011 /

Listen to two Damon Albarn songs from the Dr Dee opera

Damon Albarn is wasting no time indulging once again in his multi-disciplinary creativity. This week his new show Dr Dee: An English Opera, is debuting at the Manchester International Festival (which of course Bjork is also playing).

Dr Dee was John Dee, a 16th century alchemist, astronomer and mathematician who was a consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. Albarn performed ‘Apple Carts’ on The Andrew Marr show last week which you can see here or listen below. The second song, ‘The Reigning Queen’ was debuted on BBC Radio 6.

Damon Albarn – Apple Carts by TheNJUnderground

Damon Albarn – The Reigning Queen (Live BBC6) by leandroncampos

Here’s a look at opening night:

A New Yokr Times piece is here.