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In Manchester, sweet nothings from Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars takes on Michelangelo Sonnets at the Manchester International Festival

By Anna Picard   July 2013















The director Peter Sellars will be staging “Michelangelo Sonnets” by Shostakovich at the Manchester International Festival. Above, a tent at the MIF (Wikipedia)

Michelangelo Sonnets by Shostakovich Manchester International Festival, 4th, 5th and 7th July

Glance at the listings for Manchester International Festival (MIF) and you might assume that the Michelangelo Sonnets staged by Peter Sellars in the Albert Memorial Hall are those set to music by Benjamin Britten. Wrong. While the…

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