Fresh from last year’s breathtaking Tristan und Isolde, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia celebrate their return to Symphony Hall with the blazing fanfares of Janácek’s sunny Sinfonietta. But then we step into the darkness of Bluebeard’s castle for a world premiere production: a groundbreaking video installation transforms the Hall into the lair of one of classical music’s greatest villains. Sir John Tomlinson plays the formidable duke whose new bride discovers shocking secrets hidden behind seven doors, each evoked by Bartók’s spine-tingling score.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor, Oliver Condy, recommends tonight’s concert: “Bartók’s great psychological thriller is high up on my list of works that I’d encourage first-time opera-goers to give a try. A gripping evening awaits…”
Debussy Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune 10’
Janáček Sinfonietta 23’
Bartók Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (semi-staged) 60’
Please note Measha Brueggergosman will be replaced by Michelle DeYoung.
£9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40*
60plus: £14.50, £19, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38*
Discounts also available for children, students and under 25s, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions, concert package bookers and groups of 11+. For more details on all discounts and how to book click here.
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The world’s greatest classical stars perform in a special celebratory year In 2012 Symphony Hall comes of age as we mark our twenty-first anniversary. Join our celebrations in a series of spectacular concerts featuring The Royal Opera with Antonio Pappano and Bryn Terfel, Mariinsky Orchestra...
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