11 August 2016, 19:30
Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Monteverdi Choir will be performing Schumann's Manfred alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, concluding a mixed programme of Schubert and Schumann conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Schumann’s powerful melodrama Manfred is a dramatic vision of heroism and remorse, inspired by the poem of the same name by Lord Byron. The Overture to Manfred is well-known and well-loved, enhanced in this Festival performance by the less familiar, but no less powerful, entractes, melodramas and choruses.