Preview: Angels in America, the opera
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.