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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From7th January 2000
To17th January 2000
What is currently on at Royal Opera House (V377)


Based on the classic dramatic poem of the 14th Century Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, commissioned in 1988.
Music Harrison Birtwistle
Lyrics David Harsent

Archive :: production:T371489017, opera or operetta:S1656339076, venue:V377

Production details

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


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

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