Michael Halliwell interviews Australian composer, violist, and conductor Brett Dean for the ABR Podcast. Dean composed the opera Bliss based on the Peter Carey novel, and was for many years a violist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music(ANAM) in Melbourne, and is now an artist in residence at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He is currently finishing his opera adaptation of Hamlet to première at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival in June 2017.
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The music featured is 'Harry's Vision' from the opera 'Bliss' (Opera Australia/ABC Classics)