Les Troyens: John Nelson, Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato in conversation
Join us for an exclusive evening with the creative cast of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens as James Jolly, Editor in Chief of Gramophone magazine interviews John Nelson, Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato.
Berlioz’s epic two-part opera, Les Troyens (The Trojans) is always a major event, the composer himself never saw it performed in its entirety. Running for more than four hours it demands huge musical forces and a stage that can do justice to the story of the Greek army’s capture of Troy and the subsequent encounter of the Greek hero Aeneas and Dido, Queen of Carthage.
This new Erato recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. A magnificent cast of singers assembled under the baton of John Nelson - an acknowledged master of Berlioz’s music who has conducted Les Troyens more frequently than anyone else over a period of more than 40 years. Taking the two central roles were Michael Spyres as Énée and in her debut as Didon, Joyce DiDonato.
Come for an evening of insight into the artistry of what Forum Opéra described as “the musical event of the year”.
The cast will be signing copies of the CD after the event.
In partnership with Gramophone and Warner Classics.
This event will be streamed live by Medici TV
Tickets: £8 per ticket or £5 for Foyalty members. You must have your Foyalty card on you on the night to present at the door. Not a Foyalty member? Sign up for free here.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
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Joyce Didonato; John Nelson