John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary opened in its first-ever full staging at ENO last night. I was mesmerised and mind-blown. Here's my review... http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/reviews/the-gospel-according-to-the-other-mary-opera-review-john-adams-triumphant-update-of-the-passion-of-the-christ-9877245.html
There is something extraordinary about seeing a composer taking a bow for a really fantastic new(ish) piece in front of a standing ovation. It doesn't happen very often, and when it does, it's a privilege to be there.
Dear ENO, why, oh WHY were the dancers not honoured with biographies in the programmes? A lot of us are really cross about this. They were marvellous. They deserve equal billing.
Anyhow, go and see it. There are only 5 more performances. Book here.
And here's an introduction on film.