BBC Symphony Orchestra
2 May 2015, Barbican, London
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BBC SO 2014-15 Season Smetana Dalibor

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Smetana Dalibor
19:00 Sat 2 May 2015 Barbican Hall
A rare opportunity to hear Smetana’s masterly tragic opera Dalibor sung by a Czech cast.
A rare opportunity to hear Smetana’s masterly tragic opera Dalibor sung by a Czech cast.

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Jiří Bělohlávek conducts Smetana's opera

A rare opportunity to hear Smetana’s masterly tragic opera Dalibor under our Czech Conductor Laureate Jiří Bělohlávek. With striking echoes of Fidelio, the story transports us to 15th-century Prague, where Dalibor is imprisoned having avenged the death of his musician friend Zdeněk. The sister of his victim, Milada, is touched by his plight and disguises herself as a boy violinist in order to enter the gaol …

Jiří Bělohlávek, whose long and fruitful relationship with the BBC Symphony Orchestra has borne a string of award-winning Czech music recordings, returns to conduct this powerful music drama.

Concert staging; sung in Czech with English surtitles.

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