Dani Howard and Hamish McKay discuss The Opera Story's 'Robin Hood' at CLF Art Cafe in Peckham

Feb 21, 2019, 08:18 PM

All you really need to know about Podcast Number 30 is that it was recording on Wednesday 20 February 2019 at the Bussey Building - a former Victorian cricket bat factory saved from demolition ten years ago. It's home to a new opera - Robin Hood - premiered at the end of February, written by former Royal College of Music graduate Dani Howard, and performed by a small cast accompanied by the Aurora Orchestra.

There is an infectious kind of energy to small scale fringe-infused endeavours like this. The excerpts you hear in between the interviews were recorded at the first play-through with orchestra - known in the trade as 'the sitzprobe'.

Find out more at https://theoperastory.com/