British composer Brian Elias has just had his Cello Concerto premiered at the Proms, is enjoying positive reviews of his retrospective album ‘Electra Mourns’ on NMC, and is looking forward to a revival of The Judas Tree – Kenneth MacMillan’s last ballet, for which Elias composed a specially commissioned score – at the Royal Opera House this October.
Deputy Editor Sarah Kirkup met with him to reflect on a lifetime of composing, and to find out what it was like to collaborate with one of the finest choreographers Britain has ever produced.
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Brian Elias talks to Sarah Kirkup as part of a Royal Opera House Insights event on MacMillan’s Music on October 24 – visit roh.org.uk