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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Miss Julie in concert

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Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
On Thursday 3 October 2019 at 19:30
Sakari OramoConductor
Kenneth RichardsonDirector
Anna PatalongSopranoMiss Julie
Benedict NelsonBaritoneJean
Rosie AldridgeMezzo-sopranoKristin
Samuel SakkerTenorUlrik
BBC Symphony Orchestra

In the chilling intensity of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, the composer William Alwyn found all he needed to write one of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies Britain has ever produced. Alwyn learned lessons from the movies and from Puccini in creating a tense and dramatic opera, known for its signature aria of sexual frenzy ‘Midsummer Night’. The neglected composer’s operatic tale of infatuation and class tension returns to the BBC for the first time since its premiere in 1977.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo are joined by an international cast for a landmark concert staging.

Anna Patalong and Benedict Nelson in Miss Julie © BBC | Tom Howard
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