Double Bill

Riders to the Sea
by Vaughan Williams
Copyright Oxford University Press 1936, 1972. Performed by arrangement with Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Taken from the text of J M Synge’s lay of the same name, Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea (1937) is an emotionally charged one act opera about the fateful impact of the elemants upon a Donegal family.
by Gustav Holst
This is a rare opportunity to see Savitri on stage. Premiered in 1916, it is based on a traditional story in the epicIndian poem the Mahabharata. Holst tells the uplifting story of Savitri’s defiance of Death, restoring her husband to life.
In association with Southbank Sinfonia
BYO performed 2 shows of Riders to the Sea and Sāvitri in September 2015, click here to see performance images.