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Sat 19 Aug 2017 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

BBC Proms 2017
Prom 46
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SCHOENBERG Gurrelieder

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Eva-Maria Westbroek Tove (soprano)
Simon O'Neill Waldemar (tenor)
Karen Cargill Waldtaube (mezzo)
Peter Hoare Klaus-Narr (tenor)
Thomas Quasthoff Narrator (baritone)
Christopher Purves Peasant (baritone)
CBSO Chorus
Orfeo Catala
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Gurrelieder is a tale of a love that even death cannot vanquish, of rage against the heavens, and ultimately of consolation in a closing musical sunrise of unparalleled beauty. What started out as a modest song-cycle grew into one of the most opulent musical giants of the 20th century – a cantata of Wagnerian ambition and proportions. The LSO and its Music Director Designate Sir Simon Rattle are joined by an outstanding line-up of soloists.

There will be no interval.

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the BBC Proms website.

General booking opens on at 9am on Saturday 13 May.

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