BBC Symphony Orchestra
5 Feb 2016, Barbican, London
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BBC SO 2015-16 Season Renée Fleming sings Debussy and Hillborg

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Renée Fleming sings Debussy and Hillborg
19:30 Fri 5 Feb 2016 Main Stage
Sakari Oramo conducts soprano Renée Fleming
Sakari Oramo conducts soprano Renée Fleming

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An evening of intoxicating sonorities starring one of the world’s most celebrated sopranos, Renée Fleming. Two ballets, Debussy’s sensual sylvan evocation and Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe, frame two works for soprano and orchestra. Robin Holloway’s luminous arrangement of the composer’s Verlaine settings, C’est L’extase, was hailed as ‘a revelatory exploration of Debussy’s musical style’ at its premiere. Anders Hillborg’s bewitching Strand Settings, expressly composed for Fleming in 2013, delve into the nocturnal world of the sea and secret desire:
‘At once atmospheric, elegiac and unsettling’ (New York Times)

Part of the Barbican’s Renée Fleming Artist Spotlight.

A joint project between the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican