So this is slightly different from working behind the mask of animated rock’n’roll monkeys. For Daman Albarn’s latest musical project, he’s teamed up with theatre director Rufus Norris to create an opera about John Dee – an astrologer and alchemist who also served as a medical advisor to Queen Elizabeth I.
Damon recently stopped by BBC 1’s Andrew Marr Show to debut a song from the opera, which will be premiering at the Manchester International Festival next month. Check it out below, and download the track for free over at Stereogum.com.
You can also find out a bit more about the opera in this video interview with Rufus Norris:
Visit mif.co.uk for more on the opera.