BBC Symphony Orchestra Marc Minkowski conductor Miah Persson Solveig Ann Hallenberg Anitra Johannes Weisser Peer Gynt BBC Singers
Who can resist Grieg’s vivid Peer Gynt, scored for Ibsen’s play, especially when presented by the vivacious Mark Minkowski with an ideal cast? Melting mezzo-soprano Miah Persson is the faithful Solveig, while the marvellous Ann Hallenberg and Johannes Weisser take up the parts of the Bedouin Anitra and the hapless rake Peer Gynt himself. Joined by the BBC Singers, the BBC SO performs the whole score with all its highly-coloured episodes, from the poignancy of ‘Solveig’s Song’, to the hollering trolls in the ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ and the timeless serenity of ‘Morning Mood’.
The concert will finish at approximately 10pm
BBC SO Plus Pre-concert talk 6pm, Fountain Room An introduction to the music in tonight’s concert