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Ian McEwan

Award-winning novelist Ian McEwan has written his first libretto for a new opera by his friend the composer Michael Berkeley.

Ian McEwan and Michael Berkeley

For You is about a married conductor and his besotted housekeeper, and with themes of secrets, lies and obsessive love, it bears all the hallmarks of Ian McEwan's work. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones had exclusive access to the first rehearsal of his new work.



Listen to the Rebecca Jones' report
Listen to an extended interview with McEwan and Berkeley


The composer oversees the first rehearsal....

....and settles back to enjoy the results.

Ian McEwan addresses the performers

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