Joby Talbot, photo credit: Johan Persson

11 October 2017

IO announce new commission from Joby Talbot

On Friday 6th October, Independent Opera announce a new commission for 2019 from composer Joby Talbot.

The new commission takes its inspiration from Queen Victoria’s diamond and sapphire coronet designed for her by Prince Albert, and acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum thanks to a generous gift from William and Judith Bollinger. In 2019, the coronet will be the centre-piece of the newly-refreshed William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world. Joby Talbot's oratorio will also receive its première in 2019. 

**Update: 11th May 2018**

Joby Talbot's cantata, now titled A Sheen of Dew on Flowers, will be presented in collaboration with the Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican Centre on Thursday 11th April 2019. Tickets are available now from the Barbican website.

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