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12 Sep 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 72: Symphonie fantastique

Prom 72: Symphonie fantastique
Prom 72: Symphonie fantastique
19:00 Thu 12 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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      • Symphonie fantastique(80 mins)(orchestral theatre staging)



About This Event

A diabolical witches’ sabbath, a riotous ball, a march to the gallows and an unrequited passion make up the hallucinatory narrative of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.

Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, the score is a cinematic fantasy full of tragedy and passion, a work teeming with orchestral drama – by turns gorgeous and grotesque.

Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra perform this grandiose work from memory, in a specially devised production incorporating elements of design, lighting and choreography, as well as Berlioz’s own words about his music.

Staging concept by the Aurora Orchestra

There will be no interval

Approx. end time: 20:30

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Image: Nicholas Collon © Jim Hinson

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