Saturday 5th October 2019
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14.50, Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)
Saturday 5 October 2019 - 7.30pm
(There will be no interval)
Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm
Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette
Yann Beuron, tenor
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone
RNCM Chamber Choir
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. Conductor Ludovic Morlot is joined by soloists including Julie Boulianne 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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