Friday, 9 November 2007

Rockin' Raskalnikov

My favourite novel is Crime and Punishment, so it is not without reservation that I greet the unveiling in Moscow of plans to make a rock opera based on Dostoevsky's masterpiece!

Dostoevsky's work has been adapted by composers on many occasions, but the rock opera medium is a first. Fans of the author will be worried to learn that this version abbreviates Razumikhin's role and excises Dunya altogether.

Tim Rice is reportedly interested in bringing the show to English speaking audiences.

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