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3 Oct 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Sakari Oramo conducts William Alwyn's Miss Julie

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts William Alwyn's Miss Julie
19:30 Thu 3 Oct 2019 Barbican, London
One of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies the UK has ever produced – William Alwyn’s tense and dramatic take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie is revived with a brilliant cast.
One of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies the UK has ever produced – William Alwyn’s tense and dramatic take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie is revived with a brilliant cast.

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In the chilling intensity of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, the composer William Alwyn found all he needed to write one of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies Britain has ever produced. Alwyn learned lessons from the movies and from Puccini in creating a tense and dramatic opera, known for its signature aria of sexual frenzy ‘Midsummer Night’. The neglected composer’s operatic tale of infatuation and class tension returns to the BBC for the first time since its premiere in 1977.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo are joined by an international cast for a landmark concert staging.