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The threads of London, myth and the LGBTQ+ experience weave throughout Bell’s works for both the stage and concert hall. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist Kathleen Kelly gave the world premiere of his ee cummings cycle ‘of you’ at Carnegie Hall, and a commission followed from the Salzburg Mozarteum to compose a setting of a number of Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ for bass-baritone Douglas Williams and pianist Levi Hammer, both cycles ruminating on same-sex sensuality. In what will become a trilogy queer monodramas entitled 'Laid Bare', Summer 2021 saw the first production of Bell’s 'Comfort Starving' performed by tenor Petr Nekoranec and conductor-pianist William Kelley at the Bach Festival, Świdnica in a production by Krystian Lada. This team subsequently staged his baritone monodrama 'The Man With Night Sweats' at the Opera Rara Festival - Krakow in November 2021 with Alex Rosen as soloist. 

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