Classical music

The Dream of Gerontius

Part of Classical Season

English National Opera present their award-winning orchestra, the ENO Chorus and the BBC Singers in Elgar’s greatest choral work.

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 inspiring experience.

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.

English National Opera and the BBC Singers perform as part of the Southbank Centre’s Chorus festival.


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


Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Dates & times

1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins


Royal Festival Hall


£15 - £55
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
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need to know

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

Related events
The ENO also take part in the Big Sing: ENO Chorus workshop on Saturday 1 July and the Know The Show! The Dream Of Gerontius workshop on Sunday 2 July.

before & after

Exterior view of YO! Sushi at the Southbank Centre
Delectable Japanese sushi, ramen and more to be grabbed from the conveyor belt
Food from Le Pain Quotidien at the Southbank Centre
Le Pain Quotidien entices you in with the delicious smell of fresh bread and coffee