Silk Street
London, England EC2Y 8DS

Barbican Hall

UK premiere

Tickets: £7-£25 (subject to availability)

Orchestra and Chorus of Erfurt Theatre
Dennis Russell Davies: conductor
Richard Salter: The Magistrate
Eugene Perry: Joll
Michael Tews: Mandel
Elvira Soukop: Girl
Kelly God: Chef
Marisa Mulder: Star
Andreas Mitschke: Old Man

Concert Performance

Pre-concert talk 6pm

Philip Glass's Waiting for the Barbarians based on the novel by John M. Coetzee, looks at war between oppressors and oppressed. The 'barbarians' are coming. Torture is used to obtain confessions from the barbarian prisoners, thus 'justifying' the necessity for the premeditated campaign against the tribe.

'The performance, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, is dominated by Richard Salter's astonishing performance as the magistrate, on stage throughout the opera. Genuinely intriguing.'
The Guardian

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