The Dream of Gerontius
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.
PerformersEnglish 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
RepertoireElgar: The Dream of Gerontius
need to know
There is no interval in this performance which runs for approx. 95 minutes
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.