iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Who Was That Masked Man?

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Who Was That Masked Man?

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 17 December 2010

A special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night that takes us on a musical journey from the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece to the Italian Commedia dell'Arte, in celebration of masked men on screen, stage and in classical scores.

From the Lone Ranger to Batman; from The Mask of Zorro to The Phantom of the Opera; the masked man has thrilled us for centuries. Tonight, as part of the Christmas season of Friday Night Is Music Night, we invite you to enter a world of capes and swords, of intrigue and romance, of excitement and adventure.

Featuring music from Batman and Spiderman by Danny Elfman, from Robin Hood by Korngold, from The Masked Ball by Verdi, from William Tell by Rossini. There is also music from The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies, introduced by the composer himself - Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This evening's repertoire is performed by the stars of Love Never Dies, Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess; and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee. This will be an unforgettable evening of music.

Music Played

20 items
  • Image for BBC Symphony Orchestra Cb. Barry Wordsworth

    BBC Symphony Orchestra Cb. Barry Wordsworth Friday Night Is Music Night (High Adventure)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra William Tell Overture

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee The Incredibles Full Mayhem

  • Image for The David Buckinham Quartet with Antonio Francisco

    The David Buckinham Quartet with Antonio Francisco Moorea

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee The Robin Hood March

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Spiderman

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Waltz From Masquerade

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Prelude To Un Ballo In Maschera

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee The Man In The Ironmask Suite

  • Image for The David Buckingham Quartet With Anonio Francisco

    The David Buckingham Quartet With Anonio Francisco Momento Alegre

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Batman Suite

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Phantom Of The Opera Entr'acte

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee;

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee; 'til I Hear You Sing

    Tam Mutu

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee The Coney Island Waltz

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee;

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee; Look With Your Heart

    Sierra Boggess

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee;

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee; Beneath A Moonless Sky

    Sierra Boggess;, TAM MUT

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee;

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee; Once Upon Another Time

    Sierra Boggess;, TAM MUT

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee

    BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Simon Lee Love Never Dies Entr'acte

  • Image for Sierra Boggess

    Sierra Boggess Love Never Dies

  • Image for BBC Symphony Orchestra Cb. Barry Wordsworth

    BBC Symphony Orchestra Cb. Barry Wordsworth Friday Night Is Music Night (High Adventure)

Broadcasts

Hoods, Horns and Hooch at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival - Ticket information

Kurt Elling

Join the Guy Barker Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra for this special show

Engelbert Humperdinck - Ticket information

Engelbert Humperdinck - Ticket information

Engelbert returns to the London Palladium for a special FNIMN hosted by Ken Bruce.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.