Glass Handel: The BBC Proms operatic spectacle featuring dance, art, film, and fashion: Printworks, London

3 September 2022

The BBC Proms are delighted to announce details for the Proms and the ENO at Printworks London: Glass Handel, which takes place on Saturday, 3 September, and marks the first time that the BBC Proms have staged a concert in a nightclub.


Created and co-produced by Grammy-award winning countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cath Brittan, Visionaire and the English National Opera in collaboration with Printworks London, Glass Handel combines music by Handel and Philip Glass to create a unique operatic experience featuring dance, live painting, fashion, film and soundscapes.

Photo Cecilia Dean/Visionaire

The artists involved include:

  • Philip Glass who will present the world premiere of a new work, No More, You Pretty Spirits;

  • Karen Kamensek who will conduct;

  • Nature beatboxer Jason Singh, who will provide soundscapes reflecting sounds local to Printworks;

  • British Artist Glenn Brown, CBE, who will live paint during the performance;

  • Justin Peck, the Tony award-winning choreographer and Resident Choreographer with the New York City Ballet;

  • Fashion designer Raf Simons, who will design the costumes;

  • Opera music videos by James Ivory and Pix Talarico, Daniel Askill, Mark Romanek, Rupert Sanders; the duo behind Toiletpaper Magazine Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari; Tilda Swinton & Sandro Kopp; painter Mickalene Thomas; multi-disciplinary collective AES+F; James Kaliardos & Marisa Tomei; and a new video by artist Jacolby SaHerwhite which will accompany the live recording of the Glass premiere.


3 September, London (3 pm Matinee and 8 pm Evening show)