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Proms 2013 Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage

Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage
Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage
18:30 Fri 16 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett’s The Magic Flute, an opera rich in trials and transformations. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, with Paul Groves and Erin Wall singing the roles of Mark and Jenifer.
Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett’s The Magic Flute, an opera rich in trials and transformations. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, with Paul Groves and Erin Wall singing the roles of Mark and Jenifer.

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Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett’s answer to Mozart’s The Magic Flute, an opera rich in symbolism and psychology, trials and transformations. Paul Groves and Erin Wall are Mark and Jenifer, Ailish Tynan and Allan Clayton, Bella and Jack, two couples tested by a series of supernatural interventions on the shortest night of the year.

One of today’s leading Tippett exponents, Sir Andrew Davis conducts the centrepiece of this summer’s Proms focus on Tippett’s music alongside Britten’s centenary.

There will be two intervals of 20 minutes