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Berlioz's
Roméo et Juliette

Robin Ticciati conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Thursday 18 August 2016
Usher Hall

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Tenebrae Consort
Robin Ticciati Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

Magdalena Kožená Mezzo soprano
Kenneth Tarver Tenor
John Relyea Bass

Berlioz Roméo et Juliette

Idiosyncratic, compelling and thoroughly entertaining, Roméo et Juliette is Hector Berlioz’s very personal take on Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy, conveyed in sparkling arias, evocative choruses and exotic orchestral movements that demonstrate the great French composer’s highly individual genius.

A starry cast of international soloists – revered Czech mezzo soprano Magdalena Kožená, as well as acclaimed US tenor Kenneth Tarver and Canadian bass John Relyea – join the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, under Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, for Berlioz’s remarkable choral symphony.

Ticciati made his name as one of today’s most exciting young conductors in part with his sharply focused, colourful Berlioz performances with the SCO, high on fantasy, with a keen dramatic commitment and in which every detail counts.


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  • Language: 
    Sung in French with English supertitles
  • Running time: 
    1 hour 45 minutes approximately

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

Supported by

Donald and Louise MacDonald

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Tenebrae Consort
Robin Ticciati Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

Magdalena Kožená Mezzo soprano
Kenneth Tarver Tenor
John Relyea Bass

Berlioz Roméo et Juliette


More information about some of the artists

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Website

Tenebrae Consort
Website

Robin Ticciati
Website

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Website

Magdalena Kožená
Website

Kenneth Tarver
Website

John Relyea
Website

Berlioz Romeo et Juliet | The Scotsman

August 20th 2016

The lively scherzo with its quirky rhythms and imaginative orchestration was the most cohesive and satisfying movement and there are other random flashes of virtuosic brilliance

Review by: 

Susan Nickalls

The Scotsman 


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme is now available to browse online.

Tickets

Grand circle: £45 £37 £18.50
Stalls: £45 £37 £28
Upper circle: £25.50 £18.50 £12.50

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens: 30% off
Unemployed : 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off