BBC Symphony Orchestra: Joby Talbot's Everest

June

20

Saturday

Joby Talbot Everest Prelude (UK premiere)
Everest (UK premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Nicole Paiement conductor
Leonard Foglia director
Elaine McCarthy projection designer
Michael Mayes Beck
Veronika Haller Jan
Andrew Bidlack Ron
Craig Verm Doug
BBC Singers

The UK premiere of Joby Talbots Everest: a spectacular drama of life, death and the human spirit on the roof of the world.

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, Talbots 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. Well second that and we think you will too.

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