The Importance of Being Earnest

Critics' choice

Gerald Barry's operatic setting of the comedy by Oscar Wilde is given in a concert performance by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group under Thomas Adès. With Barbara Hannigan (Cecily Cardew), Peter Tantsits (John Worthing), Joshua Bloom (Algernon Moncrieff), Katalin Karolyi (Gwendolen Fairfax), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism ), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell) and Benjamin Bevan (Lane/Merriman). (European premiere; Barbican Co-commission)

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