Tomorrow sees the UK premiere of Angels in America, the opera by Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös at London’s Barbican Hall.
The opera is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by American playwright Tony Kushner.
The original seven-hour monumental play, first staged in two parts in 1991, centres on a neurotic gay Jewish New Yorker and his partner, Prior Walter, terminally ill with AIDS.
In 2004, it was re-written as a Golden Globe-winning HBO miniseries starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson.
Tomorrow night sees a one-off staging of the opera. David Robertson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra alongside a cast that includes David Adam Moore, Scott Scully, Omar Ebrahim, Brian Asawa, Janice Hall, Kelly Anderson, Julia Migenes and Ava Pine.
A limited number of tickets are still available from the Barbican website.