Latest performance of Les Troyens is spectacular

What a difference a change of format and different venue can make. The new performance of Les Troyens by The Royal Opera’s Proms was electrifying. It is now freed from the orchestra pit and from the lackluster production by David McVicar and rivals Colin Davis’s monumental LSO concert performance in 2003 for sheer excitement, that’s […]

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A look back over the youth Proms

The youth Proms came in thick and fast, with joyous and massively exuberant events from orchestras such as the National Youth Orchestra. The tone was set by the opening, a fantasy by Edgar Varése which is teased out of one single note, that of ‘A’. The piece, entitled Tuning Up, involves shouts of ‘sit down’ […]

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