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Proms 2018 Prom 71: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique perform Berlioz

Prom 71
Prom 71: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique perform Berlioz
19:30 Wed 5 Sep 2018 Royal Albert Hall
An all-Berlioz programme from Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes the role of Dido in scenes from the composer’s opera Les Troyens, while violist Antoine Tamestit is the soloist for the glorious Harold in Italy.
An all-Berlioz programme from Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes the role of Dido in scenes from the composer’s opera Les Troyens, while violist Antoine Tamestit is the soloist for the glorious Harold in Italy.

Programme

      • Overture 'Le corsaire'(8 mins)
      • La mort de Cléopâtre(21 mins)
      • The Trojans – Royal Hunt and Storm(10 mins)
      • The Trojans – Dido’s death scene(7 mins)
        • interval
        • Harold in Italy(42 mins)

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    About This Event

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique continue their cycle of Berlioz performances, which will reach its climax next season in the 150th-anniversary year of the composer’s death. Some of Berlioz’s most colourful and dramatic works come together here in a programme that draws not only from concert works including the filmic overture Le corsaire and the magnificent symphony with solo viola Harold in Italy, but also from Berlioz’s great opera The Trojans. Star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the orchestra to sing Dido’s heartbreaking final scene.

    Image: Joyce DiDonato

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    Proms 2018