BBC Symphony Orchestra
20 Jun 2020, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Joby Talbot’s Everest

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joby Talbot’s Everest
19:30 Sat 20 Jun 2020 Barbican, London

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      • Everest(UK premiere), libretto by Gene Scheer



Concert Information

May 1996, and as their plans disintegrate and a blizzard closes in, four climbers confront the summit of Mount Everest – and a life-or-death choice. Based on a true story, Talbot’s opera has a contemporary setting, but an eternal theme: the limits of human courage, and the unbreakable power of nature.

‘Gripping, edge of your seat story-telling’ wrote one US critic after its premiere in 2015. ‘If you want to see where opera is headed in the 21st-century, don't miss this production.’ We’ll second that – and we think you will too.