BBC dusts off a Strindberg operamain
It has been announced that Sakari Oramo will conduct William Alwyn’s opera on Strindberg’s Miss Julie as the curtain raiser for the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s next season.
Oramo has a pash for neglected British composers with a romantic touch.
Miss Julie was premiered as a BBC radio broadcast in July 1977 and staged 18 months later at the doomed Kingsway Hall for a select audience. Its only other outing has been a 1997 production in Norwich, that received a recording.