Gerald Barry's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at the Royal Opera House

Gerald Barry's opera The Importance of Being Earnest received performances at the Barbican theatre in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio production from 1-3 April. The work was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Barbican, and has been staged in London, Lyon and Ireland by NI Opera and Wide Open Opera.

The revived production is directed by Ramin Gray, with a cast including Benedict Nelson as Algernon, Paul Curievici as Jack, Stephanie Marshall as Gwendolen, Claudia Boyle as Cecily, and Alan Ewing as Lady Bracknell. The Britten Sinfonia is conducted by Tim Murray.

The performance from 2 April was live streamed on the Royal Opera House's YouTube Channel and is available to watch on demand this month.