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The Second Mrs Kong

Complete performance

Saturday 13 November 2004 18:30-21:00 (Radio 3)

Harrison Birtwistle: The Second Mrs Kong

From the festival at the South Bank Centre celebrating Birtwistle's 70th Birthday, the BBC SO is joined by a brilliant cast for the London Premiere of this major 20th century opera. This moving love-story tells of King Kong's pursuit of Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring in a richly layered theatrical experience. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Playlist:

Kong ....... John Daszak
Pearl ....... Rebecca von Lipinski
Anubis/Death of Kong ......... Stephen Richardson
Vermeer ......... Roderick Williams
Mirror ........ Claire Booth
Mirror Echo .......... Amy Freston
Inanna (Mrs Dollarama) .......... Susan Bickley
Mr Dollarama ............... Robert Poulton
Swami Zumzum ............ Andrew Forbes-Lane
Orpheus ............. Andrew Watts
Madame Lena .......... Nuala Willis
Eurydice ......... Lucy Crowe
The Dead ......... Apollo Voices

Director: Kenneth Richardson
Sound: Sound Intermedia
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)




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