Birtwistle’s ‘The Last Supper’

December 21, 2016 in by mwhiteside


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Conducted by Martyn Brabbins

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ghost, a representative of humanity, invites Christ and his disciples to join us in our own age for a ritual of reflection….

Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s opera from 2000 (with a libretto by Robin Blaser) looks back over two millennia of Christianity. For this rare concert-staging of a work hailed as “magnificent and enthralling” (The Observer), the BBC SSO has assembled an outstanding cast including Roderick Williams as Jesus, with Martyn Brabbins conducting the orchestra and singers in some of Birtwistle’s most lyrical and gripping music.

Tickets free, limited to 2 per application. Unreserved seating. Online venue booking fee of £1.00.

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