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Damon Albarn on new version of Dr Dee opera

The Blur and Gorillaz singer, Damon Albarn, has been talking to the BBC's Tim Muffett about the latest staging of his opera, Dr Dee.

It is the story of an Elizabethan alchemist whose dabbling in the occult destroyed him.

It originally opened as an experimental work at the Manchester International Festival in 2011.

Now, the pop star has spent the past year refining it with the English National Opera, ahead of its opening at the London 2012 Festival.

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