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The Seckerson Tapes: Messiah, ENO | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: Messiah, ENO

The Seckerson Tapes: Messiah, ENO

Deconstructing Handel's Messiah with Deborah Warner

With its powerfully emotive stagings of Bach's St John Passion and Verdi's Requiem English National Opera has built something of a reputation for bringing sacred masterworks to the secular stage. Award-winning director Deborah Warner, conductor and Handel specialist Lawrence Cummings, and ENO's indefatigable chorus master Martin Merry tell Edward Seckerson about the challenges of making a credible stage spectacle of Handel's Messiah, which opens on Friday 27 November.

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