Concert will begin at 17:30 hours GMT
Wigglesworth's 'The Winter's Tale' world premiere with Peterson, Bevan, Price and Melrose from London
Wigglesworth's 'The Winter's Tale' is an opera. Many years ago, in the grip of a jealous rage, King Leontes caused the death of his loyal wife Hermione and their young son. All seemed lost for him. But now, as spring blossoms, Leontes stands repentant before a statue of his queen, praying for a miracle of redemption. Performers:
Leontes: Iain Paterson.
Hermione: Sophie Bevan.
Perdita: Samantha Price.
Polixenes: Leigh Melrose.
Florizel/Court Official: Anthony Gregory.
Paulina: Susan Bickley.
Antigonus/Shepherd: Neal Davies.
Camillo: Timothy Robinson.
Two Guards: Geraint Hylton (tenor), Michael Burke.
Servant: Paul Napier-Burrows.
Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
Highly recommended - I worked on this opera two months ago and it's very atmospheric and haunting. Great choral writing and superb playing from the ENO Orchestra