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Adriana Mater

Adriana Mater: By Kaija Saariaho
LONDON  •  Barbican Hall  •  Ongoing
Kaija Saariaho: Adriana Mater (UK premiere)

In Adriana Mater, Kaija Saariaho takes as her theme the brutality of war. A woman is raped; a son is born; will the son take after his mother or his father? The son, learning of his violent conception, vows to kill his father. But an unexpected twist brings an unexpected end.

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor
Solveig Kringelborn, soprano
Monica Groop, mezzo soprano
Gordon Gietz, tenor

Barbican Centre Web Site

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Tel: (44) 020 7638 4141

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