One of the most lauded living composers, Brian Ferneyhough has only recently written his first opera. Premiered at the Munich Biennale in May 2004, Shadowtime is a series of seven scenes based on the life of writer and philosopher Walter Benjamin. Described as an ‘opera of thoughts’, it combines musical layering with passionate expression and poetic allusions.

The vocalists of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart are joined by the orchestra of the Nieuw Ensembles Amsterdam and conducted by Jurjen Hempel.

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