BBC Symphony Orchestra / Belohlavek

Belohlavek conducts Martinu's Julietta

27 March 2009 / 19:00


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Martinů Julietta

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Rosalind Plowright soprano
Magdalena Kožena mezzo-soprano
Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
William Burden tenor
Andreas Jäggi tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Frédéric Goncalvès bass-baritone
Zdenek Plech bass
BBC Singers

Please note that the roles of Bird Seller and Fortune Teller will now be sung by Rosalind Plowright in place of the originally advertised Michèle Lagrange. Bass-baritone Iain Paterson has also been replaced by Frédéric Goncalvès.

Another unmissable evening at the opera with Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra! Their performance last season of Janáček’s The Excursions of Mr Brouček seized its audience and scored an instant critical hit. Expect the same for Martinu’s Julietta. The Czech composer’s compelling work, subtitled ‘The Book of Dreams’, has not been heard in London for over 30 years. Its surrealist libretto, ever-shifting action and dreamscapes are subtly etched in a score packed with fantasy and psychological insight.

Concert staging

Pre-concert talk 6pm, Barbican Hall.
An introduction to Martinů's opera Julietta.

This event is part of:
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2008-2009

Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra.


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