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The twelve disciples are invited on our behalf by Ghost, a female representation of both Holy Spirit and Greek chorus, to another supper that will take place within a contemporary context. Memories of past events and the table from the upper room are reassembled from fragments. At the supper Christ 'washes the dust of centuries' from each of the disciples in turn, offering a ritualistic cleansing of the 'bestiality and vileness' of the intervening 2000 years. Robin Blaser makes this enquiry into the history of the Christian era through the use of some of the finest religious language, both liturgical and poetic, including quotations from Crashaw and Traherne. Birtwistle's music explores how history is transformed into myth, with the singers' text being refracted through a female off-stage 'chorus mysticus', and sustained in time by a pre-recorded 'chorus resonus'. Sung in English with supertitles. Commissioned by Glyndebourne with Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and The Royal Festival Hall. Co-produced with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.

Performers William Dazeley (Jesus), Susan Bickley (Ghost), Thomas Randle (Judas), Geoffrey Moses (Simon - also known as Peter), Colin Judson (Andrew), Andrew Watts (James), Andrew Rupp (John), Christopher Lemmings (Bartholomew), Adrian Powter (Philip), Michael Hart-Davis (Thomas), Paul Reeves (Matthew), Stephen Wallace (James the Less), Simon Kirkbride (Jude - Thaddeus), Hilton Marlton (Simon the Canaan).
Music Harrison Birtwistle. Company Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Elgar Howarth. Director Martin Duncan. Choreographer Sean Walsh. Design Alison Chitty. Costume Alison Chitty. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01618546291. Details of all The Last Supper archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1222530385

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