From the Royal Albert Hall, Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique under John Eliot Gardiner in Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.
Live at BBC Proms: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's epic Dramatic Symphony Romeo and Juliet.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (sung in French)
Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano),
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor),
Laurent Naouri (bass),
National Youth Choir of Scotland,
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).
When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for "the whole heaven of art" in the Bard's verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.