Berlioz’s Shakespearean Masterpiece


Saturday 5th October 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50, Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

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Saturday 5 October 2019 - 7.30pm

Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm

Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette

Sir Mark Elder

Paul Nilon, tenor
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano (Hallé Associate Artist)
Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone

Hallé Choir
RNCM Chamber Choir

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The Hallé continues marking the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with his ‘symphonie dramatique’, his response to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Performing Berlioz is in the DNA of the orchestra, going back to the Hallé’s founder, the composer’s friend, who attended the premiere of this work. Sir Mark follows in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessor, and is joined by soloists including Alice Coote and Laurent Naouri who thrilled audiences as Méphistophélès last season. The play was Berlioz’s first encounter with Shakespeare; it knocked him sideways and resulted in this masterwork, its highlights including the yearning music for the star-crossed lovers, the glittering Capulets Ball and the extraordinary Queen Mab Scherzo.

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