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Based on the classic dramatic poem of the 14th Century Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
, commissioned in 1988.
Archive :: production:T371489017, opera or operetta:S1656339076, venue:V377
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
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