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BBC SSO 2018/19: Berlioz's 'Lélio'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Berlioz's 'Lélio'

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BBC SSO 2018/19: Berlioz's 'Lélio'


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£28.00, £23.50, £19.50 & £14.00
Open to All
Please note that the Glasgow Life Box Office charges a fee of £1.50 on all telephone bookings and £1.00 on all online bookings. There will be a £1.00 charge if you wish your tickets posted to you.
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Dates and times

Sunday 17 February 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Season Ticket bookings available from 22/03/18
General Ticket bookings available 30/04/18

“Oh! How can I find her – the Ophelia, the Juliet for whom my heart cries! To intoxicate myself with the anguish and joy that is true love!” Lélio is a lover, a dreamer - and a composer. And if you think his name sounds a bit like Berlioz: well, we don’t want to give too much away about Lélio or The Return to Life – the extraordinary autobiographical musical drama that Berlioz composed in 1831 at the height of an unrequited love affair. But it’s utterly unique: a delirious odyssey through the Romantic imagination, told in some of Berlioz’s most flamboyantly original music. Conductor Joana Carneiro brings all her sense of theatre to this rare full performance, preceded by the composer’s Walter Scott-inspired Waverley overture, and Karen Cargill in the sensuous and dramatic solo cantata, The Death of Cleopatra.

Overture: Waverley

La mort de Cléopâtre*

Lélio or The Return to Life, Op.14b

Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano*
Actor to be announced
Andrew Tortise tenor
Sam Furness tenor
Neal Davies bass
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Joana Carneiro conductor

Concert ends at approx. 5.00pm


City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open today 10:00am - 6:00pm

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