Fresh Cuts: Blur singer belts an opera, a new spin on Afrobeat


This week in new music sees an "English Opera" through the eyes of a Britpop prince, Afrobeat kings, and Adam Bainbridge's kind change of mind.

Damon Albarn: Dr Dee (Virgin)

Dr. Dee is an opera by director Rufus Norris and musician Damon Albarn that debuted in England last summer as part of the 2011 Manchester International Festival -- the work explores the life of Elizabethan academic John Dee. Read more »