BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
14 Jan 2017, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper
19:30 Sat 14 Jan 2017 Grand Hall
Martyn Brabbins conducts Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper at City Halls
Martyn Brabbins conducts Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper at City Halls

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Ghost, a representative of humanity, invites Christ and his disciples to join us in our own age for a ritual of reflection. The disciples rediscover their memories of events, joyful and bitter, and wonder whether Christ himself will appear among them… From this starting point Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s opera from 2000 (with a libretto by Robin Blaser) looks back over two millennia of Christianity. For this rare concert-staging of a work hailed as “magnificent and enthralling” (The Observer), the BBC SSO has assembled an outstanding cast including Roderick Williams as Jesus, with Martyn Brabbins conducting the orchestra and singers in some of Birtwistle’s most lyrical and gripping music.

The performance is to be recorded for broadcast on Saturday 28 January at 6.30pm, in BBC Radio 3’s Opera on 3. It will then be available for thirty days via the BBC Radio 3 website and the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

There will be no interval.