Richard Bratby

Brief encounters

Matt Rogers’ And London Burned was music to the ears of the lawyers who’d commissioned the work, while John Joubert’s Jane Eyre was a vital, warm-blooded adaptation of the novel

When Mozart was commissioned to write an opera for the coronation of Emperor Leopold II, he produced La clemenza di Tito: a hymn to the benevolence of a Roman despot. When Matt Rogers and Sally O’Reilly were commissioned by the Inner Temple, they came up with an opera in which the protagonist is a law student who tries to obstruct the emergency services.

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