Proms 2020

Choral music and opera

Choral music and opera Events

  • Thu 11 Sep 2014

  • Sun 31 Aug 2014

    • 19:30
      Royal Albert Hall

      Elektra – Strauss’s brutal and ferociously powerful retelling of the Greek revenge myth – continues this weekend’s opera double bill. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov are joined by an international cast of soloists, led by American soprano Christine Goerke, with Danish baritone Johan Reuter as her beloved brother Orestes.

      Elektra – Strauss’s brutal and ferociously powerful retelling of the Greek revenge myth – continues this weekend’s opera double bill. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov are joined by an international cast of soloists, led by American soprano Christine Goerke, with Danish baritone Johan Reuter as her beloved brother Orestes.

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      Also part of
      Proms 2014
      Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra
  • Sat 30 Aug 2014

    • 19:30
      Royal Albert Hall

      In Richard Strauss’s 150th-anniversary year the Proms presents a double bill of his two great tragedies. On consecutive nights his heroines Salome and Elektra meet their bloody ends in the Royal Albert Hall. Donald Runnicles brings his Deutsche Oper forces to the Proms for Salome. Star soprano Nina Stemme leads the cast as the troubled princess.

      In Richard Strauss’s 150th-anniversary year the Proms presents a double bill of his two great tragedies. On consecutive nights his heroines Salome and Elektra meet their bloody ends in the Royal Albert Hall. Donald Runnicles brings his Deutsche Oper forces to the Proms for Salome. Star soprano Nina Stemme leads the cast as the troubled princess.

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      Performers

      • Burkhard Ulrich
        tenor (Herod), Proms debut artist
        tenor (Herod), Proms debut artist
      • Doris Soffel
        mezzo-soprano (Herodias)
        mezzo-soprano (Herodias)
      • Nina Stemme
        soprano (Salome)
        soprano (Salome)
      • Samuel Youn
        baritone (Jokanaan), Proms debut artist
        baritone (Jokanaan), Proms debut artist
      • Thomas Blondelle
        tenor (Narraboth)
        tenor (Narraboth)
      • Ronnita Miller
        mezzo-soprano (Herodias's Page), Proms debut artist
        mezzo-soprano (Herodias's Page), Proms debut artist
      • Paul Kaufmann
        tenor (1st Jew), Proms debut artist
        tenor (1st Jew), Proms debut artist
      • Gideon Poppe
        tenor (2nd Jew), Proms debut artist
        tenor (2nd Jew), Proms debut artist
      • Jörg Schörner
        tenor (3rd Jew), Proms debut artist
        tenor (3rd Jew), Proms debut artist
      • Clemens Bieber
        tenor (4th Jew), Proms debut artist
        tenor (4th Jew), Proms debut artist
      • Andrew Harris
        bass (5th Jew), Proms debut artist
        bass (5th Jew), Proms debut artist
      • Noel Bouley
        bass-baritone (1st Narazene), Proms debut artist
        bass-baritone (1st Narazene), Proms debut artist
      • Carlton Ford
        baritone (2nd Nazarene), Proms debut artist
        baritone (2nd Nazarene), Proms debut artist
      • Marko Mimica
        bass-baritone (1st Soldier), Proms debut artist
        bass-baritone (1st Soldier), Proms debut artist
      • Tobias Kehrer
        bass (2nd Soldier), Proms debut artist
        bass (2nd Soldier), Proms debut artist
      • Seth Carico
        bass-baritone (Cappadocian), Proms debut artist
        bass-baritone (Cappadocian), Proms debut artist
      • conductor
      • Justin Way
        stage director
        stage director

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      Also part of
      Proms 2014
      Prom 58: Strauss – Salome
  • Fri 29 Aug 2014

    • 19:30
      Royal Albert Hall

      In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of humanity. Birth, death and the fragile stages between are the subject of this grand musical exploration, which culminates in a transcendent choral finale. Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by soloists Kate Royal and Chistianne Stotijn.

      In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of humanity. Birth, death and the fragile stages between are the subject of this grand musical exploration, which culminates in a transcendent choral finale. Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by soloists Kate Royal and Chistianne Stotijn.

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          • Symphony No. 2 in C minor, ‘Resurrection’(85 mins)

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      Also part of
      Proms 2014
      Prom 57: Mahler – Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection'
  • Tue 26 Aug 2014