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Composer: Hérold, Ferdinand (1791-1833)

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Hérold
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Year of birth1791
Year of death1833
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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Heart-warming Fille mal gardée from BRB

Michael O’Hare (Widow Simone) and Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet (Lise’s Friends) © Bill Cooper
Sir Frederick Ashton's quintessentially English ballet returns, dressed in pastel shades with knockabout fun everywhere.
****1
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El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate French stars

Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
Rare repertoire, polished orchestral playing, thrilling singing – it's no wonder London's operatic cognoscenti were out in force.
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Making hay while the sun shines

Paul Kay (Alain) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
With little fanfare, other than a cockerel crowing from the pit, the Royal Ballet crept to life for its new season. For a couple of hours, all was right with the world.
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Le Pré aux clercs charms Wexford

A traditionally staged Le Pré aux clercs fresh from Paris' Opéra Comique is presented with colour and joie de vivre.
****1
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Morera and Muntagirov flood La Fille with spring sunshine

Considering its French title, Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet La Fille mal gardée is quintessentially English. Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov brought the bright spring sunshine from outside to flood the auditorium in delightfully sunny performances.
****1
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