• Title: King Priam (TV Movie 1985)
  • Achilles' mother, down to tell the warrior to return the body to King Priam. He
  • respect he shows, but he also shows respect to King Priam when he comes to
  • retrieve his son's corpse. After talking to King Priam, Achilles develops a bond

King Priam


Recent projects include mentoring Craig Revel Horwood through to winning the Maestro at the Opera, filmed in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to conducting a Bach’s St John Passion with the Symphony Orchestra, Dublin. His most recent performances with included Michael Tippett’s King Priam at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; a production which won the Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Opera’, 2014.

For opera, productions include: Don Giovanni, Iphigénie en Tauride (); Candide (Opera National De Lorraine, France); King Priam, Paul Bunyan (Winner of the Oliver Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera; /ROH/UK tour); Albert Herring (); Zaide (Sadler’s Wells).


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King Priam, Sir Michael Tippett's second opera, was the work that changed his reputation completely. It was first performed in 1962, at a festival organised to celebrate the opening of the newly rebuilt Coventry Cathedral, which had been bombed during the second world war. The following night, at the same festival, the first performance of Britten's War Requiem took place, which also made a huge impact.