Polyeucte

Theatre Royal Stratford East

March 2018

DirectorThomas Guthrie

ConductorCharles Peebles

DesignerRaphaé Memon

strikingly lit by Alex Forey — Yehuda Shapiro, Opera

British premiere of Charles Gounod's rarely performed opera Polyeucte, based on the Corneille play ‘Saint Polyeuctus’, it tells a tragic story of Christian martyrdom in defiance of the all-powerful powerful Roman Empire.

Photos by Teo Della Torre