From the hippest pop venues and clubs to the Queen Elizabeth Hall of London’s Southbank Centre. The musical brain of Goldfrapp is about to make his debut in the field of opera, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Will Gregory’s libretto is said to be directly inspired by the figure of Auguste Piccard, an eminent physician who was on all the front pages in the Thirties of the past century, because of an adventure that took him and his dedicated wife into the stratosphere, in a pod hanging from a balloon. His intention: to put Einstein’s relativity theory to the test. Media-shy Will Gregory has used the story to compose his first opera. The work, called “ Piccard In Space”, will be presented twice at the Southbank Centre, on 31st March and 1st April. We can’t say what it’ll be like, so the best thing to do is to go and see for yourself if you happen to be in London on one of those days. You can get your tickets here.