The Prisoner archiveA mother, haunted by suffering, visits her son, imprisoned for his political beliefs. The prisoner desperately tries to hang onto faith and hope, and believes the gaoler offers the prospect of a life of happiness and children beyond the prison walls. The freedom offered by his 'brother' is an illusion, and hope an unexpected torture. First performed in 1949. Supported by The John S Cohen Foundation.
Performers Peter Coleman-Wright (The Prisoner), Susan Bullock (The Mother), Peter Bronder (Jailor/Grand Inquisitor), Richard Roberts (First Priest), Mark Richardson (Second Priest).
Music Dallapiccola. Lyrics Dallapiccola (after de I'Isle-Adam). Company English National Opera. Director Neil Armfield. Conductor Richard Hickox. Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Choreographer Kate Champion. Costume Tess Schofield. Lighting Rick Fisher. Translation Harold Heiberg.

The Prisoner

The Prisoner (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T133504449. Details of all The Prisoner archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0494564994

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17 Nov 00
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London Coliseum
West End
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