Classical music
Opera

The Dream of Gerontius

Part of Chorus

See the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra in a concert staging of Elgar's greatest choral work.

English National Opera present The Dream of Gerontius as part of the Chorus Weekend at Southbank Centre.

Conducted by Simone Young, the ENO Chorus and Orchestra is joined by principal singers Gwyn Hughes Jones, Patricia Bardon and Matthew Rose, and the BBC Singers, to bring Elgar's musical masterpiece to life. Using innovative designs by Lucy Carter, the emotional journey of Gerontius is told through music and light.

The John Henry Newman poem exploring Gerontius' heartfelt loss and hope in the face of death and his judgement before God is set to Elgar's sublimely dramatic music, creating a deeply moving, passionate and ultimately inspiring experience.

Concept, designs and staging by Lucy Carter

Performers

English National Opera Orchestra
Simone Young conductor
Lucy Carter director, lighting designer
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano
Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor
Matthew Rose bass
English National Opera Chorus

Repertoire

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

WHERE

Royal Festival Hall
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need to know

There is no interval in this performance which runs for approx. 95 minutes

before & after

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