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16 Aug 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 To Soothe the Aching Heart

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To Soothe the Aching Heart
19:30 Mon 16 Aug 2021 Royal Albert Hall
Pack your tissues for a night rich in emotion and drama. Conductor Ben Glassberg and the BBC Philharmonic are joined by a host of British opera stars in an evening of opera excerpts on themes of separation and reconciliation.
Pack your tissues for a night rich in emotion and drama. Conductor Ben Glassberg and the BBC Philharmonic are joined by a host of British opera stars in an evening of opera excerpts on themes of separation and reconciliation.

Programme

      • La liberazione di Ruggiero – suite(5 mins)
      • Fidelio – ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern’(7 mins)
      • Fidelio – Gott! welch Dunkel hier! … In des Lebens Frühlingstagen(11 mins)
      • Fidelio – ‘O namenlose Freude!’(3 mins)
      • Orfeo ed Euridice – ‘Che farò senza Euridice?’(5 mins)
      • La bohème – ‘Che gelida manina’(5 mins)
      • La bohème – ‘Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì’(6 mins)
      • La bohème – ‘O soave fanciulla’(5 mins)
        • interval
        • Carmen – overture(4 mins)
        • Carmen – ‘La fleur que tu m’avais jetée’(4 mins)
        • Rodelinda – ‘Io t'abbraccio’(7 mins)
        • Hansel and Gretel – ‘Der kleine Sandmann bin ich’(5 mins)
        • Hansel and Gretel – ‘Abends, will ich schlafen gehn’(6 mins)
        • Hansel and Gretel – Dream Pantomime(3 mins)
        • Jenůfa – closing scene(5 mins)

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    About This Event

    An evening of opera excerpts on the themes of separation and reconciliation

    A host of British opera stars join Ben Glassberg and the BBC Philharmonic for a night rich in emotion and drama. After a year of lockdowns and social distancing, the themes of isolation and loneliness as well as the joy of reunion have particular poignancy in excerpts from much-loved operas including Handel’s Rodelinda, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Puccini’s La bohème.

    There will be one interval

    Broadcast on BBC TV

    Image: Sally Matthews © Sigtryggur Ari Jóhannsson

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