Turnage Double Bill

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Twice Through The Heart19970709The first broadcast of two new pieces by Mark-Anthony Turnage, recorded last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.|Introduced by Natalie Wheen, with contributions from the composer.|`Twice through the Heart' is a dramatic scena written for and performed by mezzo Sally Burgess, is based on poems by Jackie Kay and tells the true story of a woman who stabbed her husband after suffering years of abuse.|`The Country of the Blind' is a chamber opera adapted from the short story by HG Wells with a libretto by Clare Venables.|Performers include Thomas Randle, Regina Nathan and Keel Watson.|English National Opera Orchestra/Nicholas Kok.