Julian Anderson speaks to the FT's Andrew Clark ahead of the premiere of his first opera Thebans at English National Opera.
‘He is impossible to pin down to any style or school except his own. While unashamed to acknowledge debts to the past, his music operates within a fresh and piquant harmonic framework, engaging the senses as much as the intellect… It has taken until mid-career for Anderson to write his first opera but it seems as if Thebans has been in gestation for decades…’
Read the full interview here.