4th December 2016
Barbican, EC2Y
El Nino – John Adams

Ladies of the London Youth Training Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
Conducted by John Adams

John Adams conducts his sparkling opera-oratorio El Niño, a contemporary re-imagining of the traditional nativity story told from different perspectives.

El Niño explores the issues surrounding the traditional nativity story paying particular attention to the character of Mary and the journey of motherhood. The libretto, compiled by Adams himself, draws on a variety of sources from pre-Christian prophets to twentieth century Hispanic female writers. Adams responds to his text and chosen subject with music of astounding diversity and unabashed brilliance.