Damon Albarn, the amazing talent behind Blur and Gorillaz, has composed an opera entitled Dr Dee.

The opera is based on the life of John Dee (1527-1609), an intellectual and scientist who also immersed himself in the occult studies of magic, astrology, alchemy and the supernatural. He served as an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I.

Dr Dee debuted in July, 2011 at the Manchester International Festival.

The soundtrack is just now available.

“The Dancing King” from the album is a free download.

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