BBC Symphony Orchestra / Morlot

Fauré's Requiem

24 May 2014 / 19:30

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Fauré Requiem
Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Concert staging

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot
Kenneth Richardson director

Cast to include:
Vitali Rozynko Gendarme/Theatre Director
Hélène Guilmette Thérèse
Jean-François Lapointe Husband
Thomas Morris Journalist from Paris
Ivan Ludlow Presto
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Lacouf
Pierrick Boisseau Le Fils
Rebecca Lodge Newspaper Seller
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus

An evening of Gallic delights featuring Poulenc’s most light-hearted and rarely-performed opera and Faure’s intimate, celestial Requiem. Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a setting of Apolinaire’s surreal burlesque, in which ardent feminist Thérèse decides to become a man and fight wars, leaving her husband to repopulate the country by giving birth to 40,049 children in a single day! Poulenc conjures up all the undercurrents in the poet’s fierce, absurd and often hilarious lines. Canadian soprano Helene Guilmette takes on the truculent and unpredictable heroine. In complete contrast, the BBC Symphony Chorus join the soloists for Fauré’s much-loved Requiem, a tender work of consolation, played at his own funeral.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm

BBC SO Plus: Pre-concert talk, Fountain Room, 6pm
An introduction to tonight's concert.

Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

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