Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (from memory)
Mathew Baynton actor
Nicholas Collon conductor
A diabolical witches’ sabbath, a riotous ball, a march to the scaffold and an unrequited passion make up the hallucinatory narrative of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantasique. Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, the score is a vivid fantasy full of tragedy and passion, a work teeming with orchestral drama – by turns gorgeous and grotesque. We perform this imaginative 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.
Orchestral Theatre staging concept by Aurora Orchestra.
Performance 1: 7.00pm
Performance 2: 10.15pm
Tickets and more info: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/r3j38g/by/date/2019/09/12