Saved events

Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar

BBC SO Total Immersion: Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli with her hand up by her face and her hair blowing in the wind, with circular purple and pink swirls around her head

The UK premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar – the story of a woman who redefined the possible, performed by mezzo-soprano, the BBC Singers and musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 

Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) was an explorer, nomad, journalist, novelist, passionate romantic, Sufi, and one of the most unique and unusual women of her era. Missy Mazzoli’s chamber opera evokes her short, untrammelled life in words and music of uncompromising beauty and imagination.

Coming at the end of a day of Full Immersion in Mazzoli’s creative world, it’s an occasion in its own right: an overdue UK premiere of a uniquely resonant and haunting music-drama by one of the 21st century’s most original creative minds. Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers.

This performance will finish at approximately 9.40pm, with no interval

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

To book a Day Pass, add a ticket for each Total Immersion event to your basket and automatically receive 25% off.

Subject to availability.


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

50% off tickets for under-18s.

Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online. 

Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.

Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please select the click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected. 

Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket. 

Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.

20% discount for groups of 10+. Contact [email protected] to make a group booking.

Subject to availability.

*Excludes £4 booking fee