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19 Sep 2007

The gentle composer with fire in his soul

Macmillan_James.pngJames MacMillan writes music about revolution and resurrection. Our correspondent talked to him about his new opera
Richard Morrison [Times Online, 18 September 2007]

Like it or loathe it, few will be bored by James MacMillan’s new opera, The Sacrifice. “It’s set in the future, in a country that could be Britain,” he says. “Order has collapsed. There’s been a civil war or such like. The two main characters are on opposing sides. One is a general, the other a paramilitary.”

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