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The Gospel According to the Other Mary / John Adams

 16 March 2013 at 7.30pm 

The Gospel According to the Other Mary / John Adams

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Peter Sellars director / librettist
Kelley O’Connor Mary
Tamara Mumford Martha
Russell Thomas Lazarus
Daniel Bubeck countertenor
Brian Cummings countertenor
Nathan Medley countertenor
Michael Schumacher dancer
Anani Sanouvi dancer
Troy Ogilvie dancer
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon music director

Their 1987 music drama Nixon in China has become the most popular American opera since Porgy and Bess. Now the powerhouse creative partnership that is John Adams and Peter Sellars unveil their new work for Barbican audiences, played and conducted by the musicians for whom it was written. The Gospel According to the Other Mary is a 90-minute oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloists, based on the New Testament stories of Lazarus and Jesus’s Passion and which draws on evocative Mexican poetry. The score is played here in its European premiere by the orchestra which Adams has described as ‘one of the most supple and flexible of any in the world.’

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