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Based on the classic dramatic poem of the 14th Century Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, commissioned in 1988. The first revival of the 1999/2000 Season is Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera in 1991 and widely regarded as one of the finest contemporary music-theatre pieces. The libretto, of startling poetic beauty, is by David Harsent. John Tomlinson repeats his famous portrayal of the Green Knight, who arrives at Camelot on Christmas Eve with a bizarre challenge to King Arthur's knights. Sung in English

Performers Wilhelm Hartmann (Gawain), John Tomlinson (The Green Knight), Robert Tear (Arthur), Constance Hauman (Morgan le Fay), Anne Mason (Guinevere), Thomas Randle (A Fool), Andrew Watts (Bishop Baldwin), Peter Wedd (Ywain), Quentin Hayes (Agravain), tbc (Lady de Hautdesert).
Music Harrison Birtwistle. Lyrics David Harsent. Company Royal Opera. Conductor Elgar Howarth. Director Di Trevis. Design Alison Chitty. Choreographer Jane Gibson. Lighting Paul Pyant.


Gawain (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T371489017. Details of all Gawain archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1656339076

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