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Prom 71: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner perform Berlioz

Live at the BBC Proms: the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner perform Berlioz with mezzo Joyce DiDonato and viola player Antoine Tamestit.

Live at BBC Proms: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner perform Berlioz with mezzo Joyce DiDonato and viola player Antoine Tamestit.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Donald Macleod.

Berlioz Overture 'Le corsaire'
Berlioz La mort de Cléopâtre
Berlioz The Trojans – Royal Hunt and Storm
Berlioz The Trojans – Dido’s death scene

c.7.50pm
Interval Proms Plus: Broadcaster and classicist Bettany Hughes talks to presenter Alex Clark about our knowledge of Troy and introduces readings from contemporary fictional incarnations of the epic stories behind Berlioz’s grand opera Les Troyens which have been written from the women’s point of view.

c.8.10pm
Berlioz Harold in Italy

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo soprano)
Antoine Tamestit (viola)
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

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.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Corsaire Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Death of Cleopatra

    Performer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Trojans: Royal Hunt and Storm

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Trojans:Dido's death scene

    Performer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy

    Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Damnation of Faust - Part III Scene 11: Autrefois un roi de Thule

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Béla Bartók

    3 Rondos on Folk Tunes

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Schiff plays Bartok.
    • Denon.
    • 3.
  • Percy Grainger

    Free Music No 1 for four theremins

    Performer: Lydia Kavina.
    • MODE.

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