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Prom 72: Symphonie Fantastique

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Thursday 12 September 2019 at 19:00
Festival: BBC Proms
Performers
Mathew BayntonActor
Blind Summit Theatre
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas CollonConductor

A diabolical witches’ sabbath, a riotous ball, a march to the gallows and an unrequited passion make up the hallucinatory narrative of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, the score is a cinematic fantasy full of tragedy and passion, a work teeming with orchestral drama – by turns gorgeous and grotesque. Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra perform this grandiose work from memory, in a specially devised production incorporating elements of design, lighting and choreography, as well as Berlioz’s own words about his music.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

There will be no interval


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