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Prom 30

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Monday 7 August 2017 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms

A concert of musical legends and fairy tales. Based on an ancient Mesopotamian text, Prokofiev’s 1917 mini-cantata Seven, They Are Seven is a disquieting work that conjures both the fantasies and the realities of the Russian Revolution. Divine wrath crashes down upon Mesopotamia in Walton’s choral spectacular Belshazzar’s Feast – whose premiere in 1931 was conducted by Malcolm Sargent, later chief conductor of the Proms – while morality gets altogether more ambiguous in Strauss’s richly scored fairy-tale allegory Die Frau ohne Schatten (‘The Woman Without a Shadow’). 

Tickets £7.50 - £40.

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