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Faculty of Music


Mary of Egypt by John Tavener (UK Première)

Cambridge University Opera Society

The prostitute of Alexandra, Mary, is cast into the wilderness for spiritual contemplation. In the arid desert, Mary and Zossima, a holy man, find in each other a kind of spiritual ecstasy.

The simplicity of Tavener’s music contrasts starkly with the theology of the desert fathers in all its searing compassion, now staged in the majestic surroundings of King’s Chapel, Cambridge.

The UK premiere of the chamber scoring, the performances will be part of the 70th birthday celebrations for John Tavener, marking the first anniversary of his death.

TICKETS: £18 (£10) - available from The Shop at King’s  

Friday, 31 October, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:50
Event location: 
7.00pm, King's College Chapel