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English National Opera present

The Dream of Gerontius

Staged for Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre with concept, designs and staging by Lucy Carter.


English National Opera present our award-winning Orchestra and both the ENO Chorus and the BBC Singers in Elgar’s greatest choral work.

The John Henry Newman poem exploring Gerontius’ heartfelt loss and hope in the face of death and his judgement before God is set to Elgar’s sublimely dramatic music, creating a deeply moving, passionate and inspiring experience.

Conducted by Simone Young, the ENO Chorus and Orchestra is joined by principal singers Gwyn Hughes Jones, Patricia Bardon and Matthew Rose, and the BBC Singers, to bring Elgar’s musical masterpiece to life. Using innovative designs by Lucy Carter, the emotional journey of Gerontius is told through music and light.

English National Opera and the BBC Singers perform as part of Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival.

Tickets available from £15 – £55 plus booking fee*

Performances at Southbank Centre

*Southbank Centre charges a £1.75 online transaction fee, or £2.75 by phone.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

For more information, please contact Southbank Centre 020 3879 9555 or [email protected]


Creative Team

Simone Young


Lucy Carter

Concept, designs and staging


Gwyn Hughes Jones


Patricia Bardon

The Angel

Matthew Rose

Priest/Angel of Agony

ENO Chorus

ENO Orchestra