BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo

Antony and Cleopatra with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

4 October 2016 / 19:30

The BBC SO joins forces with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, interspersing music with drama in Antony and Cleopatra, Schmitt’s sensual and expressive setting of Shakespeare’s play.

Florent Schmitt’s 1920 sumptuous and atmospheric incidental music to Antony and Cleopatra was created for André Gide’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s play about  palace intrigue, love, scandal and death. The BBC SO joins forces with Shakespeare’s Globe for a very special evening devised by Globe Music Director Bill Barclay, directed by Iqbal Khan and featuring actors from the Globe, offering audiences the chance to see and hear this highly perfumed and rarely performed work in its dramatic context.

Programme & Performers

Schmitt Antony and Cleopatra – suite Nos 1 & 2

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Janie Dee Cleopatra
Simon Paisley-Day Antony
Brendan O’Hea Enobarbus
Cassie Layton Charmian
Tom Kanji Eros and others
Iqbal Khan stage director
Bill Barclay adaptor

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