The Hallé: Berlioz, Bizet and Shostakovich

Music, Classical and opera
Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder conducts Berlioz's Overture Le Corsaire a selection from Bizet's Carmen and Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.

A great chance to see some of the orchestral highlights from Bizet's final and most lauded work, 'Carmen'. It's matched with Shostakovitch's Fifth Symphony, written after he himself fell hopelessly in love with a Spanish woman called Roman Carmen, a love that remained unrequited, something which is achingly felt in the music.

But to start the evening, 'Le Corsaire' sees Berlioz getting your swash well and truly buckled.


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