Barbican Concerts

Valery Gergiev's Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet

NB No interval. Change of soloist

Wed 13 Nov 2013 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Olga Borodina

Olga Borodina

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

BERLIOZ Romeo and Juliet

Valery Gergiev conductor
Olga Borodina mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Tarver tenor
Evgeny Nikitin bass-baritone
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Shakespeare proved to be one of the enduring influences on Berlioz throughout his life. The composer described his first encounter with one of Shakespeare’s works (Hamlet, featuring Berlioz’s future wife Harriet Smithson) as a ‘thunderbolt’ that changed his life – and musical imagination – forever.

In Romeo and Juliet, he delivers his own ground-breaking take on Shakespeare’s bittersweet tragedy, combining the playwright’s influence with the all the musical drama of Beethoven’s symphonies, and adding solo voices and chorus into the mix.

Please note that there will be no interval.

Change of soloist
Unfortunately Ildar Abdrazakov has withdrawn from this concert for personal reasons. We are grateful to Evgeny Nikitin for agreeing to step in to perform at short notice.


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Gergiev's Berlioz

> Thu 31 Oct: Symphonie fantastique

> Fri 1 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Sun 3 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Wed 6 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 7 Nov: The Damnation of Faust

> Tue 12 Nov: Harold in Italy

> Wed 13 Nov: Romeo and Juliet

> Thu 14 Nov: Symphonie fantastique



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