David Harsent

David Harsent has published ten collections of poetry. The most recent, Night — published in January 2011 — was Poetry Book Society Choice for Spring 2011 and won the Griffin International Poetry Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Forward Prize (Best Collection), the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the Costa Poetry Prize. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

His work in music theatre has involved collaborations with a number of composers, but most often with Harrison Birtwistle, and has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Proms and on Channel 4 TV.

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent in conversation with Fiona Sampson

Filmmakers: Paul Archbold & Colin Still

Recommended by the IMR

Royal Opera House films

The Minotaur : The Myth

Ryan Wigglesworth on conducting The Minotaur with The Royal Opera

The Minotaur Sitzprobe - Royal Opera LIVE

The Minotaur Stage Rehearsal - Royal Opera LIVE

The Minotaur Trailer - The Royal Opera

The Minotaur - The Labyrinth scene extract (The Royal Opera)