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Prom 20: Berlioz – Romeo and Juliet
19:30 Sat 30 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in Berlioz’s choral symphony inspired by Shakespeare’s heart-breaking play.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in Berlioz’s choral symphony inspired by Shakespeare’s heart-breaking play.

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When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for ‘the wholeheaven of art’ in the Bard’s verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson.

Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.

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