Just Look Back in Anger: Tippett’s King Priam

English Touring Opera take Tippett’s powerful pacifist retelling of Homer’s Iliad on tour in a strong, beautifully designed production, directed by James Conway, which will leave hearts and minds in turmoil.

In our modern bunting-laden aftermath of the Queen’s Jubilee, the Royal Wedding and the Olympics, we seem to have almost forgotten that not everyone in Britain agreed with, or helped with, the war effort.King Priam is a blistering reminder that some people wished to have nothing to do with the war at all; by 1962, Tippett’s scathing fury had abated not a jot.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Roderick Earle as Priam in ETO's production

Roderick Earle as Priam in ETO’s production

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