The Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York perform Berlioz’s spectacular Symphonie Fantastique and go all out for drama in extracts from Les Troyens with the one and only Joyce DiDonato.
With its drug-fuelled highs, gruesome lows and roof-raising final orgy, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique takes a lot of beating – especially when it’s being performed by the orchestra of one of the world’s greatest opera houses under its dynamic new music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. But if anything can top that, it'll be when Joyce DiDonato takes to the stage.
Tonight, DiDonato sings showstopping extracts from Berlioz’s epic opera Les Troyens, reprising the role for which she’s won multiple international awards on disc. But this is the real thing, live in concert, with one of the greatest opera orchestras in the world directed by a conductor who is taking an American institution to new heights. Dramatic doesn’t begin to cover it.
This performance will end at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.