Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London
July 30 2016, 19:30
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
National Youth Choir of Scotland
This summer, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique return once more to the BBC Proms with a performance of Berlioz’s third symphony, Roméo et Juliette. Inspired by a performance of Shakespeare's play, Berlioz takes an innovative approach in this work, using orchestral forces to express the sublime nature of Roméo and Juliette's love, while the choral forces play a narrative role, building towards the reconciliation scene of the finale.