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Named in Attitude Magazine's 101 list of LGBTQ+ trailblazers for 2024, alongside others in the entertainment industry including Andrew Scott and Jonathan Bailey, and described by the BBC as “…one of the 21st century’s most compelling musical dramatists”, for the last ten years Iain Bell’s music has been thrilling audiences in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. Since the highly acclaimed world premiere of his first opera ‘A Harlot’s Progress’ at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 2013, his subsequent four operas have been commissioned by or staged at houses including the Royal Opera House (‘In Parenthesis’), Houston Grand Opera (‘A Christmas Carol’), Welsh National Opera (‘In Parenthesis’ | ‘A Christmas Carol’), Trentino’s Teatro Sociale (‘A Christmas Carol’), English National Opera (‘Jack the Ripper: the Women of Whitechapel’), Opera North (‘Jack the Ripper: the Women of Whitechapel’), New York City Opera (‘Stonewall’) and Teatro de la Ciudad - Mexico City (‘Stonewall’). This culminated in a 2022 gala at Prague’s Smetana Hall featuring excerpts from several of these works, where coloratura soprano Diana Damrau reprised the title role in ‘A Harlot’s Progress’. 

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