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The world stage premiere of composer John Adamsís latest work

 21 November 2014 at 7.30pm 

The world stage premiere of composer John Adamsís latest work

English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

N.B Performances continue until 5th December.

Director Peter Sellars returns to ENO for what will undoubtedly be one of the most significant events in Londonís contemporary music season: the world stage premiere of John Adamsís latest dramatic work, The Gospel According to the Other Mary. ENO enjoys a unique association with Adams, having staged all three of his major operas, most recently The Death of Klinghoffer in 2012.

Using a text fashioned by Sellars from Biblical sources as well as several 20th-century writers (including Primo Levi), leading US composer Adams has created what Sellars describes as an attempt to Ďset the Passion story in the eternal present, in the tradition of sacred artí. The Gospel According to the Other Mary is an interpretation of the Resurrection from the perspective of two women close to Jesus (Mary Magdalene and Martha), in which the narrative switches between the Biblical past and the worldly present, drawing parallels between Christís Passion and contemporary events such as the Arab Spring.

Designer George Tsypin, responsible for the opening ceremony of 2014 Sochi Olympiad, resumes his partnership with Sellars, which began with Theodora at Glyndebourne, while ENO regular Patricia Bardon (Mary Magdalene) leads a cast that includes a major role for the ENO Chorus.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 20mins

Pre-performance talk with Peter Sellars and Christopher Cook: 27 Nov, 5.15 Ė 6pm, £5/£2.50 concs.

Signed performance 3 Dec.



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