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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
Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion.
Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion.

Programme

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

Performers

  • Jane Mitchell & James Bonas
    directors
    directors
  • Kate Wicks
    production designer
    production designer
  • Will Reynolds
    consultant designer
    consultant designer
  • Cydney Uffindell-Phillips
    movement consultant
    movement consultant
  • actor
  • conductor

Composers

About This Event

Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion in this Orchestral Theatre production of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.

Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, this epoch-making work unfolds as a cinematic fantasy full of wild imagination and demonic madness – by turns gorgeous and grotesque.


Aurora Orchestra and actor Mathew Baynton (Horrible Histories, Ghosts) invite you to a creative orchestral journey through Berlioz’s hallucinatory tale of ecstasy and despair, passion and obsession. This unique concert interweaves a memorised performance of the Symphonie fantastique with theatrical design, lighting, movement and Berlioz’s own words about his music, alongside a presentation of the work’s musical ideas with live excerpts.

Orchestral Theatre staging concept by Aurora Orchestra

There will be no interval

Approx. end time: 20:30

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 13 September