Classical music

The Dream of Gerontius

Part of Classical Season 2016/17

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, 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


English National Opera Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor
Lucy Carter, lighting designer
Lucy Carter, lighting designer
Patricia Bardon, contralto
Gwyn Hughes Jones, tenor
Matthew Rose, Fasolt
English National Opera Chorus


Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
.: There is no interval in this performance which runs for approximately 95 minutes


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